Ain Dara Neo-Hittite Temple
Ain Dara is located in northern Syria, about 65 km. northwest of Aleppo. In 1955 the discovery of a monumental basalt lion led to the excavation of Ain Dara. The temple is 30 by 20 meters in size and consists of three rooms; a small porch, a middle room and an inner room or main hall. The building was constructed and extended during the period between 1300 and 1000 BCE. During the ongoing conflict in Syria roughly half of the temple area has been reduced to ruble in January 2018.
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