Some of the archaeological sites are:

The old Roman bathhouse

The Roman bathhouse: It is famous for its domed ceilings and their glass windows, which allow light to come through from sunrise to sunset. The clay tubes, which were used to carry water to the bathhouse from a neighboring water spring, are still in good conditions. The bath- house contains several apartments and long corridors. It was renovated by the Ayyubid ruler Shirko
.Water canals: built at the Roman time. The canals formed an advanced network to distribute water to the whole city and other close cities such as Hama and Afamia, which helped the whole area to fertilize. Roman had excavated and hollowed out rocks and ground forming these canals, which almost reach to 360 canals. People in Salamieh were able to spout out 120 canals out of the 360 including " Alkana Albayda, 3een Al Zarka, Alghandoria, Alsabeel and others.
Tel Al- Ghazaleh
: is believed to be an old human settlement. It contains several old tombs. The sulphur water spring at the bottom of the Tel was used for treating various ailment.


People in Salamieh are very welcoming and warm hearted. Majority are educated and open minded towards other nations, culture, and religions.

Writers from Salamieh
·Mohammed Al Maghout
-Anwar al Jumdi
-Fayez Khadoor
-Sma'el Al Amood
-Hussam Khadoor


Name History of Salamieh

 There are different theories about the origin of Salamieh's name, some of them are:

 Salamias: This is the name it was known for at the Romans, Greek, and Palmyrian times. It  is said that the name came to perpetuate Salamias battle between the Greek and Persians,  which Greek won on 480 B.C. Some say it took the name of the Catholics Bishopric, which  existed in that area at the Akkadian times.

 Salam Ma'a: which means in Arabic (a hundred saved).
 Yakoot Al Hamoye mentioned in his book (Mo3jam Al Boldan) that the name "Salamieh" came  from Salam Ma'a compared to the hundred men who escaped from the Al Mo'otafeka and  came to Salamieh and build it.

 Sail Ma'a: which means (water flow). Because of Salamieh's geographical location, it was  exposed to floods and water overflow coming from the mountains that surrounded it.

 All of the above reasons may sound logical, however most researchers agreed on  Salamias.

Hamam(Roman Bathhouse)
Columns of salamieh's old castle
old mail box

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Salamieh is an agricultural city. It is one of the best syrian cities in producing grain, cotton, onion, and olives. It has the only onion's factory in Syria, where onion is dried up, packaged, and exported to all Arab countries.

Shmeimis citadel: located at the north west of Salamieh city. Some of its ancient monuments are: a trench that surrounds the citadel, a wide opened well, and some watchtowers. The name of the citadel derived from the name of the Roman Leader "Shmesghram". It was rebuilted by the Ayyoubian on 1320. Only ruins remain telling the history of this citadel....
to the east of the castle and on the top of one of Al Ala's mountains' series, Gorgeious monastery exists, which nowadays called Al Khoder . Parts of Al Khoder basaltic spiral columns, and decorated walls still exist.
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