The narrow rock defile north of Maaloula is called by the local inhabitants the siq and (not entirely seriously) compared with the defile at Petra in Jordan. This part of the town and the high ground above and around the town was used for Roman and Late Antique burials.
Date of Visit
1st December 1992 to 1st January 1970
Cherryl & Richmond Hunt
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Emma Loosley, “Defile north of Maaloula that was used for early Christian burials,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed November 14, 2018, http://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/401.