The Ain Dara Temple and the Giant Footsteps of the Gods

giant-steps-in-the-temple-of-ain-daraAin Dara is a small village in the northwest of Aleppo, Syria, which boasts a remarkable structure – the Ain Dara Temple, located just west of the village.  The temple was discovered in 1955, when a colossal basalt lion was found, quite accidentally, in fact. Following this find, excavations were carried out in subsequent years.

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