The ruins of Jerada include extensive remains of upper-class houses, a 6-story watchtower and a 5th-century Byzantine cathedral. Column capitals and lintels feature simple geometric designs reminiscent of Visigothic art done in Spain around the same time (such as in Cordoba).
Unlike most of these ghost towns, Jerada is partially occupied, with some of the big old houses serving as barns for nearby modern villagers.
Quick Facts on Jerada
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Map of Jerada
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- Lonely Planet Syria and Lebanon, p. 200.
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