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Ar Raqqah in the region of Ar-Raqqah with it's 177,636 inhabitants is a town in Syria - some 229 mi (or 368 km) North-East of Damascus, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Ar Raqqah is now 05:02 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Damascus" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Raqqat Samrah Wustaniyah, Jisr Hajjiyat, Sahl, Ukayrishah, Manbij or Adana. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Kasrat 'Affan, Al Kamb, Harqalah, Tawi, Shaykh al Jimal and Ar Raqqah. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Aleppo & Raqqa

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Pomiędzy Aleppo a doliną Eufratu, około 30 km od jeziora Assada, znajdują się zagubione wśród skał Pustyni Syryjskiej ruiny miasta. W czasach Bizancjum był tu wielki ośrodek pielgrzymkowy - ...

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Ar-Raqqah, also spelled Rakka, is a city in north central Syria located on the north bank of the Euphrates, about 160 km east of Aleppo. It is the capital of the Al-Raqqah Governorate and one of the main cities of the historical Diyār Muḍar, the western part of the Jazīra. According to the 2004 official census, the population of the city is 220,488 people.

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Great Mosque of Raqqah

The Great Mosque of Raqqah is the oldest mosque in ar-Raqqah, Syria, located at the northern section of the city's heart. It has a rectangular plan (108 meters x 92 meters) with 1.7 meters thick mud brick walls fortified with semi-circular towers at the corners. The outer walls of the mosque are constructed of mud bricks supported by solid semi-circular buttress towers.

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Ar-Raqqah Museum

The Museum of ar-Raqqah, also known as the Ar-Raqqah Museum or Rakka Museum, was founded in 1981 on the location of a former Palace. The museum is dedicated to the preservation of the culture of the Ar-Raqqah province. The museum's first floor has three sections: Ancient, Classical Vestiges and Modern Art. The second floor is dedicated to Arab and Islamic art.

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The Bronze Age town of Tuttul is identified with the archaeological site of Tell Bi'a in Ar-Raqqah Governorate, northern Syria. Tell Bi'a is located near the modern city of Ar-Raqqah and the confluence of the rivers Balikh and Euphrates. During the Middle Bronze Age (c. 2000-1600 BCE), Tuttul was city sacred to the god Dagan, worshipped across the Ancient Near East. However, the settlement at Tell Bi'a had been occupied since the mid-3rd millennium BCE.

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Tell Zeidan

Tell Zeidan is an archaeological site of the Ubaid culture in northern Syria, from about 5500 to 4000 BC. The dig consists of three large mounds on the east bank of the Balikh River, slightly north of its confluence with the Euphrates River, and is located about 5 km east of the modern Syrian city of ar-Raqqah (or Raqqa). This site is included within the historical region known as Mesopotamia and the Tigris-Euphrates river system, often called the Cradle of Civilization.

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Located at 35.95, 39.02 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Archaeological sites in ar-Raqqah Governorate, Neolithic sites in Syria