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Jaybit in the region of Ar-Raqqah is a place in Syria - some 203 mi (or 327 km) North-East of Damascus, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Jaybit is now 12:34 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Damascus" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Ju'aybah, Muraybah, Tabarat Kalash, Salma Safa, Rujm Khamis Sharqi or Gaziantep. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Wardah, Wadihah al Judaydah, Shu'bat Maskanah, Rasm al Ghazal, Qawas and Huwaysh. We also found some pictures.


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Interesting facts about this location

Mureybet

Mureybet is a tell, or ancient settlement mound, located on the west bank of the Euphrates in Ar-Raqqah Governorate, northern Syria. The site was excavated between 1964 and 1974 and has since disappeared under the rising waters of Lake Assad. Mureybet was occupied between 10,200 and 8,000 BC and is the eponymous type site for the Mureybetian culture, a subdivision of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A (PPNA). In its early stages, Mureybet was a small village occupied by hunter-gatherers.

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Located at 36.05, 38.1 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Archaeological sites in ar-Raqqah Governorate, Former populated places in Syria, Natufian sites

Lake Assad

Lake Assad is a reservoir on the Euphrates in Ar-Raqqah Governorate, Syria. It was created in 1974 when the Tabqa Dam was closed. Lake Assad is Syria’s largest lake with a maximum capacity of 11.7 cubic kilometres and a maximum surface area of 610 square kilometres . A vast network of canals uses water from Lake Assad to irrigate lands on both sides of the Euphrates. In addition, the lake provides drinking water for the city of Aleppo and supports a fishing industry.

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Located at 36.05, 38.1 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Ar-Raqqah Governorate, Euphrates, Lakes of Syria

Habuba Kabira

Habuba Kabira is the site of an Uruk settlement along the Euphrates in Syria, founded during the later part of the Uruk period. It was about 800 mi (1,300 km) from the city of Uruk.

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Located at 36.05, 38.1 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Archaeological sites in Aleppo Governorate

Sweyhat

Tell es-Sweyhat is the name of a large archaeological site located in Ar-Raqqah Governorate in northern Syria roughly 95 km northeast of Aleppo and 60 km south of Carchemish. Tell es-Sweyhat Sweyhat is located in SyriaTell es-SweyhatTell es-Sweyhat Coordinates: {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:36|10|00|N|38|14|00|E|type:city | |name= }}

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Located at 36.05, 38.1 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 mi away.
Tags:Bronze Age sites in Syria, Former populated places in Syria