ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS AT CYRRHUS NEBI HOURI
(ALEPPO/SYRIA)
Our News
  • 06
    Jun 2012
    Cyrrhus at the Regional Seminar on the Protection of the Cultural Heritage, held in Beirut the 6,7 and 8 of June 2012
  • 01
    May 2012
    The Restoration of the Roman House will be presented at ICAANE 2012 by Jeanine Abdul Massih the 1st of May.
  • 24
    Apr 2012
    It is with great sorrow that we mourn the loss of our greatest friend the incredible caring Dr. ANTOINE SOULEIMAN archaeologist, scientist, and researcher. We owe him a lot.
  • 03
    Jan 2011
    In 2011 two campaigns of excavations were conducted on the site of Cyrrhus: the first one in June and the Second in October
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION
The Mausoleum of Nebi Houri

The Mausoleum of Nebi Houri is located in one of the two cemeteries of the city. It is a grand hexagonal lantern tower with pyramidal roof, its walls are decorated with pilasters surmounted by an entablature. The same order of decoration is also reproduced inside A reused Roman capital overcomes the pyramid. The burial chamber, empty of any antiquate remain, has received a Mamluk cenotaph that made the mausoleum a holy place: the mosque and the small khan were built here much later.

THE PROJECT OF RESTORATION AND ESTABLISHING A VISITOR CENTER IN THE NEARBY KHAN IS FUNDED BY THE DIRECTORATE OF ANTIQUITIES AND MUSEUMS OF SYRIA 

A visitor center was recently established in the western part of the Khan: a large vaulted stone room divided in three areas illustrates the different periods of occupation of the city of Cyrrhus and relates the history of the archaeological researches:
- Rooms 1 and 2 are dedicated to the classical periods: Hellenistic and Roman in Room 1 and Byzantine in Room 2.
- Room 3 is dedicated to the Islamic period from the conquest of the city in 637 until the late twelfth century. In the corner a panel relates the historical and archaeological researches at Cyrrhus.