Deir Ezzor, Syria
The tamarisk groves on banks of Euphrates river, give the name to this city "The Convent of the Groves".
It is the most important urban center in East of Syria, 320 km south east of Aleppo. Situated on the banks of the Euphrates, flowing gently through the plain, Deir Ezzor, stands guard to the five bridges that span the river, the lifeline of the regional economy and navigable corridor of civilization through the ages.
Countless armies, conquerors and merchants have come and gone leaving behind a legacy of cultural and architectural diversity in public and private stone buildings and flower gardens. It is well placed for access to important archaeological sites like Dura Europos 85 km to the south east and Mari 125 km to the south east.