Near Meskéné
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A view from the east across the cotton fields towards the ancient town of Emar, sited on the terrace above the plain. Emar flourished from the Early Bronze Age until the 12th cenury BC. Later, the Romans built a fortified town next to it, which in the Byzantine era was known as Barbalissos. In the medieval period the site was called Balis.
Clad in scaffolding, the minaret of the 13th century Great Mosque is being dismantled for relocation in advance of flooding of the area by the lake formed behind the Tabqa Dam. To its right stand remains of the Byzantine praetorium.
 
 
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Near Meskéné
October 1973
... The site of Emar and some Byzantine ruins survive above the lake.
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