Daily Archives: October 8, 2013

The story-teller and the traveller


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Apamea: illegal excavation and looting results in the theft of hundreds of priceless mosaic pieces and floors

Apamea Apamea (Greek: Απάμεια, Apameia; Arabic: آفاميا‎, Afamia), on the right bank of the Orontes River, was a treasure city and stud-depot of the Seleucid kings, and was the capital of Apamene. (Stephanus of Byzantium s. v.; Strabo xvi. p. 752; Ptolemyv. 15. § 19; Festus Avienus, v. 1083; Anton. Itin.; Hierocles). Its site is found about 55 km (34 mi) … Continue reading

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