Citadel of Homs
Julia Domna, daughter of the high-priest Julius Bassianus, has contributed to improve the city of Emesa and its citadel during the Roman Syria era. At that time, the citadel was able to contain accommodation, warehouses and administrative buildings surrounded by semi-circular walls.
However, today the Citadel is in ruinous state as a result of massive demolition started by the Egyptian army of Ibrâhîm Pasha in the 1830s. This was followed by leveling and extensive new construction carried out when the site was used as a military base by the French army during the Mandate period and thereafter by the Syrian army.
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- Excavations at Homs Citadel
- "قلعة حمص الأثرية.. معلم تاريخي عريق". The New Alphabet (in Arabic). 23 December 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
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