are many guide books to Syria that cover the major sights as
well as accommodation and food. Perhaps the best single
guide book to historical Syrian sites is: Ross
Burns. Monuments of Syria: An Historical Guide.
I.B. Tauris, London, 1994.
those who desire a background in the history and culture of
Syria perhaps the best introduction in English is: Warwick
Ball. Syria: A Historical and Architectural Guide.
Scorpion Publishing Ltd., Essex, 1994.
so called dead cities in Northern Syria has been the subject of
specialist studies, but a comprehensive and well illustrated
introduction has been written by one of the foremost scholars: Ignacio
Peña. The Christian Art of Byzantine Syria. Garnet
Publishing, London, 1997.
are many books that cover Palmyra. Perhaps the best
general guide is: Iain
Browning. Palmyra. Chatto & Windus, London, 1979.
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