Travel & Tourism

On Syria river, craftsmen revive famed water wheels

This picture taken on June 24, 2020 shows a view of the Kilanieh Noria (water wheel) along the Orontes (Assi) river in the city of Hama in west-central Syria. Used for centuries to bring water to gardens and buildings on the shores of the Orontes river, the water wheels or norias of Hama are believed to be unique worldwide, according to UNESCO. The touristic landmarks have largely been spared by Syria's nine-year war, but some have fallen into disrepair or seen part of their timber stolen or bur





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