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Notes on the Geography of Syria (Aleppo): Aleppo As It Was: Photo 15

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West of Aleppo, these are the ruins of the Church of St. Simeon, or the Qala'at Semaan.  It was built to commemorate the saintliness of Simon Stylites, who remained atop a column here for 37 years. There are four ruined basilicas, one at each side of the courtyard in which the column stood.

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