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Qalb Lozeh
Dating back to 460, this church, located in the once thriving village of Qalb Lozeh, ain Idlib Governorate, is one of the best preserved churches from the early Byzantine period. Known as the “ancestor” of Notre Dame Cathedral, Qalb Lozeh was considered the first Romanesque church ever by early 1900s art historian and explorer Gertrude Bell. She maintained that “the fine and simple beauty of Romanesque was born in North Syria."  

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