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Ain Dara

Ain Dara

Ain Dara

Situated on a tell above the beautiful Afrin Valley, Ain Dara has remnants of many eras, but is principally a site of neo-Hittite remains dating to the 1st millennium BC. Lions and sphinxes were common themes and a frieze of scuplted lions and sphinxes runs around the lower portion of the temple. Interestingly there are four giant “Yeti” footprints on three steps leading to the entrance - it has been suggested that such imprints were designed to show that the god or goddess had visited the temple.

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