Kharab Shams (also spelled Harab Shams or Kharab al-Shams) is one the many "Dead Cities" in northern Syria.
Located on the eastern slopes of the Jebel Sima'an not far from the Aleppo-Azaz road, Kharab Shams is notable for its particularly well preserved Byzantine basilica dating from the 5th century AD.
Kharab Shams was also inhabited in the pre-Classical period, which accounts for some mysterious ancient carvings on one of the standing lintels.
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