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Interesting places in MISYAF - مصياف:
Masyaf   Suwaydah
Albaida البيضا   Assassin's Castle
قرية البيضا  


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Cadillac and Masyaf

Cadillac and Masyaf
Made by richardavis
Quoting Wikipedia: The castle dates back to the Byzantine era. It is situated in the lush Orontes Valley, c. 60 kilometers to the west of Hama. It served to protect the trade routes to cities further inland such as Banyas. The castle itself stands about 20 meters above the surrounding plain. Evidence suggests that the lower layers and foundations of the castle are of Byzantine origin. Later levels were added by the Nizari Ismailis, Mamluks, and Ottomans. The castle was captured by the Ismailis in 1141 from Sanqur (who had held it on behalf of the Banu Mundiqh of Shayzar) and was later refortified by Rashid al-Din Sinan. Masyaf and the surrounding town functioned as the capital of a Nizari emirate from the middle of the 12th century until the end of the 13th century. Saladin besieged it in May of 1176 but the siege did not last long and it concluded with a truce. Current research indicates it was held by the Assassins at that time. In 1260, the castle was surrendered to the Mongols. Later that year in September, the Nizaris allied with the Mamluks to drive the Mongols out from Syria and reclaim the castle. Baybars took hold of the castle in February of 1270. See www.richardavis.com/photography

Happy New Year

Happy New Year
Made by CharlesFred
Happy New Year from Fred and Charles. In Holland, it is traditional to make and eat oliebollen (oil balls) on New Year' Eve. They are made by making balls of dough, filled with sultanas and cooking them in very hot cooking oil. They are then served with icing sugar. In our recent travels through Syria, we came across this chap making something a little bit silmilar, but made out of maize dough and later served in liquid sugar and covered in dessicated coconut.. Not sure now what this is called, but this series shows how they were made. We will be celebrating New Year's Eve at home with some friends, one of whom will bring ready-made oliebollen and another raw herring and the rest some champagne! We hope you all have a wonderfully Happy New Year.

Abd al-Malik Al-Fa'oury (23)

Abd al-Malik Al-Fa'oury (23)
Made by Science for Human Rights
Reported place of arrest: al-Baydah, Homs governorate Reported date of delivery of body: 1 April Observations on corpse: AI video observation: Two dark circular lesions on torso. Bruising on back. Witness video observation: Two gunshot wounds on torso. Read the full report Location on map is approximate.

Dancers

Dancers
Made by monisbu
Title: Dancers - Al Raqissat Subject: Mesyaf's woods, near of Hamah, Syria Camera: Zenit 1976 Photographer gallery: gallery.monis.net

Castle

Castle
Made by monisbu
Title: Castle Subject: At the calstle of Mesyaf, near of Hamah, Syria Camera: Zenit 1976 Photographer gallery: gallery.monis.net

Two worlds

Two worlds
Made by monisbu
Title: Two worlds Subject: Mesyaf's woods, near of Hamah, Syria Camera: Zenit 1976 Photographer gallery: gallery.monis.net

Masayef Portrait2

Masayef Portrait2
Made by richardavis
See www.richardavis.com/photography



Made by gregg.carlstrom
Standing on the upper levels of the assassins' castle at Musyaf.

Masyaf town in the district of Hama, Syria. مدينة مصياف في محافظة حما

Masyaf town in the district of Hama, Syria. مدينة مصياف في محافظة حما
Made by دنيال ارث العادل
Masyaf, Suriya (Syrian Arab Republic) Feb 2008

masyaf castle

masyaf castle
Made by hansecoloursmay
inside the main walls in front of the keep

Qalaat Masyaf

Qalaat Masyaf
Made by robinbanks2008
Detailing in the gateway, Masyaf Citadel.

st. george

st. george
Made by Trilli Bagus
on the way to Crac des Chevaliers - Syria

mesyaf-(42)

mesyaf-(42)
Made by monisbu
يتراقصن دون هواء



Made by gregg.carlstrom
Musyaf: The view from below.

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untitled
Made by Trilli Bagus
Crac des Chevaliers - Syria

mesyaf-(33)

mesyaf-(33)
Made by monisbu
من حقول مصياف

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untitled
Made by Trilli Bagus
Dead Cities - Syria

masyaf castle

masyaf castle
Made by hansecoloursmay
off to the side

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untitled
Made by Trilli Bagus
Masyaf - Syria

Syrie / Syria

Syrie / Syria
Made by Hdpsp
Syrie - Masyaf



Nearest places of interest:

Masyaf
Assassin's Castle
قرية طلف
قرية الصويري
  Mahardah
Skilbieh
Beit Yashout
قرية بعبده

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