"Serjilla" Khirbat Serjilla by morgr

Khirbat Serjilla Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 135 photos

Of the dead cities that I visited, Serjilla was easlily the most memorable. Situated on the eastern slopes of Ariha Mountain (more like a hill really), Serjilla is a Bynzantine settlement dating back almost 2000 years.

Unlike the other dead cities I visited, Serjilla truly resembles a 'city'. Stand back and look at it and you see it, complete with houses, baths, tombs and a chuch. A true settlement (the other cities I visited were more just random scattered ruins).

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  • Last visit to Khirbat Serjilla: Oct 2004
  • Intro Written Apr 26, 2005
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    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:21 PM

    Nice to see Serjilla in a different season, with no green grass. It's interesting that your only pages from Syria are on this dead city and Apamea. Would love to read about other places you visited. Cheers! Momo

  • maykal's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2006 at 9:54 AM

    A shame I never made it to Serjilla, as it looks great in your photos :@P

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2005 at 7:36 AM

    The Dead Cities fascinate me. Have you read William Dalrymple's "From the Holy Mountain" - great chapter on Serjilla and Al Bara. leyle

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