Ain Dara

You think you have big feet? Try Ain Dara in northern Syria where there are footprints three feet long and eighteen inches wide. They stand at the entrance to the remains of a neo (new) - Hittite temple - it's not very new now - high up in a hill.

The hill is in the River Affrin valley, though what must have been a mighty river is just a stream now. When you walk along the path that winds to the top you can see the valley stretching out below, and you hear farming sounds - a tractor, a sheep - in the distance. There is also a surprise before you reach the top, but I'm not spoiling it for you here.

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