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Historical Facts

The Ghassanids

Cross Roads of Civilisations

The Ghassanids are Christian Arab tribesmen who emigrated from Southern Arabia, present day Yemen, and settled in the south of Syria in the 3rd century.

The Ghassanids made an alliance with the Byzantines to defend the Syrian Eastern borders of the Empire against the Persians.



The Ghassanids built up and fortified this City on the eastern borders of the Byzantine Empire, 30km southwest of the City of Raqqa today. Resafa became a very important centre for Christian pilgrimage during the Byzantine Period.