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Hama in the region of Hama with it's 460,602 inhabitants is a place in Syria - some 115 mi (or 185 km) North of Damascus, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Hama is now 12:36 PM (Monday). 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: Ruqaytah, Bilhusayn al Wala, Tayyibat al Imam, Zawr az Ziyarah, Kazou or Haifa. Since you are here already, make sure to check out . We saw 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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Hama and it's nouria's Syria

05:37 min ( May 25, 2010 by Pim Van den Berg)
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Hama, the 5th largest city of Syria is famous for it's nouria's. They are up to 20 meters in diameter and were used to irrigate the higher ground around the Orontes river bed. The oldest nouria's in H...

Christian Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of...

03:03 min ( March 17, 2010 by Beran1979)
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The outside and inside of an Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch church in Hama. Very beautiful Iconostat. I changed the description. Had some mistake in my notes

Tishreen's fans in Hamah against Talia c...

00:34 min ( October 18, 2009 by Hicham hasan)
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Tishreen's fans in Hamah against Talia club 16-10-2009


02:16 min ( January 10, 2010 by cesitabs)
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Interesting facts about this location

Norias of Hama

The Norias of Hama are a number of norias ("wheels of pots") along the Orontes River in the city of Hama, Syria. Only seventeen of the original norias remain. They are mostly unused now and serve an aesthetic purpose. They were called "the most splendid norias ever constructed. " The norias of Hama were submitted as a tentative World Heritage Site by the Syrian Arab Republic in June 1999.

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Hama (Hamāh Biblical Ḥamāth, is a city on the banks of the Orontes River in west-central Syria. It is located 213 kilometres north of Damascus and 46 kilometres north of Homs. It is the provincial capital of the Hama Governorate. With a population of 698,928, Hama is the fourth-largest city in Syria after Aleppo, Damascus and Homs. The city is renowned for its seventeen norias used for watering the gardens, which are locally claimed to date back to 1100 BC.

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Tags:Ancient Persia, Aramaean cities, Canaanite cities, Cities in Syria, English heroic legends, Fertile Crescent, German heroic legends, Hama, History of Syria, History of the Germanic peoples, Hittite cities, Medieval legends, Old English poetry, People in Norse mythology and legends, Syro-Hittite states

Nur al-Din Mosque

The Nur Al-Din Mosque is a Zengid-era mosque in Hama, Syria, located on the banks of the Orontes river. The mosque was erected by Nur ad-Din Zangi in 1172. The square minaret, made of alternating bands of black basalt and yellow limestone, is the mosque's strongest feature. Inside the mosque, the intricately carved wooden minbar still stands as one of the oldest preserved testaments to Islamic history.

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Battle of Hama

The battle of Hama, sometimes called The battle of Hamath, was a battle between the Babylonians and the fleeing remains of the Egyptian army defeated at Carchemish. It was fought near the ancient city Hamath on the Orontes. In this battle Nebuchadrezzar further shattered the remains of Necho II's Egyptian army that he had previously defeated in the Battle of Carchemish. The battle is mentioned in the Babylonian Chronicles, now housed in the British Museum.

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Tags:605 BC, 7th-century BC conflicts, Battles involving Babylonia, Battles involving ancient Egypt

Great Mosque of Hama

The Great Mosque of Hama, is a mosque in Hama, Syria. It is located about 400 meters west of the citadel. Built in the 8th century CE, it was heavily damaged in a 1982 uprising, but today it has been completely restored.

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Located at 35.13, 36.76 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:8th-century architecture, Arabic architecture, Conversion of non-Muslim places of worship into mosques, Mosques in Hama, Umayyad architecture