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by Warwick Ball
Author: Warwick Ball
Publisher: Melisende (July 4, 2006)
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Warwick Ball is a Near Eastern archaeologist and author who spent over thirty years carrying out excavations . The only book currently competing with Ball's to fill this gap is "The Monuments of Syria: A Guide" by Ross Burns.
Warwick Ball is a Near Eastern archaeologist and author who spent over thirty years carrying out excavations, architectural studies and monumental restoration throughout the Middle East and adjacent regions. He first visited Syria in 1972 and has been back numerous times since. The latter is a Baedeker-style encyclopedic gazeteer of most/all Syrian archaeological sites; its broad scope means you get descriptions of many minor sites you are unlikely to visit, but not always as much information as you would like on the major sites you will see.
The site was designated a national monument in Syria and a buffer zone was established in 2007. Warwick Ball, Syria: A Historical and Architectural Guide, 1994. p. 228. ^ "Site of Palmyra".
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is a distinguished writer and archaeologist who has conducted excavations in Afghanistan, Iran, Libya and Ethiopia. From 1972-1981 he worked in Afghanistan under successive regimes from kingdom to Soviet occupation. He has published numerous books, which include" Syria: A Historical and Architectural Guide" (1994), "Rome in the East: The Transformation of an Empire "(2000) and (with Leonard Harrow) "Cairo to Kabul: Afghan and Islamic Studies Presented to Ralph Pinder-Wilson" (2002). Rome in the East won the James Henry Breasted Prize for History in 2000, and was Choice's Outstanding Academic Book in the same year.
Syria is the Middle East's best kept secret.
Google Earth has only rendered a fraction of the old architecture in Syria, but these that are in 3d are some of the largest and most popular according to, "Syria: A historical and architectural guide by Warwick Ball. Umayyad Mosque Bosra theater (where ISIS execured 30+ soldiers on stage) Castle Alhsn (Krak des Chevaliers) Waterwheels Hama Sanctuary of Bel in Palmyra (ISIS blew up) Palmyra Citadel. The majority of these structures are built in Roman style. Syria experienced a heavy influence from Rome when it was in power.
Ball, Warwick (2007). Syria: A Historical and Architectural Guide. Riley-Smith, Jonathan (2012).