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Saidnaya is located in Syrie
Location in Sirie
Coordinates: 33°41′45″N 36°22′39″E / 33.69583°N 36.37750°E / 33.69583; 36.37750
Kintra Sirie
GovrenorateRif Dimashq Govrenorate
DestrictAl-Tall Destrict
1500 m (4,900 ft)
Time zone+2
 • Summer (DST)+3
Area code(s)11

Saidnaya (an aa transliteratit Saydnaya or Sednaya frae the Arabic: صيدنايا‎) is a ceety locatit in the muntains, 1500 metre (0.938 mile) abuin sea level, 27 kilometre (17 mi) north o the ceety o Damascus in Sirie an wis ane o the episcopal ceeties o the auncient Patriairchate o Antioch. Tho orthographically slichtly variant wi Arabic, the spellin is consistent wi Aramaic orthography (wi nae destinction atween "sin" an "sad") o the name for "Oor Lady" an refers, amaist certainly tae the Virgin Mary, a renouned icon o whom is revered in the ceety's main kirk bi baith Christians an Muslims tae this day. The toun is notit for the muckle nummer o (Wastren Neo-) Aramaic speakers, alang wi nearbi Maaloula an a few smawer touns nearbi. Addin tae the meethical character o the aurie, the Hellenistic-era name for thea region centred in the Barada Valley wis Abilene an frae that name local tradeetion haes lang held it as the steid whaur the grave o Abel, slain brither o Cain, lees. Scholars consider it likely that the caipital o Abilene wis the ceety o Saidnaya.[1][2]

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  1. Vasilakē, 2005, p. 278.
  2. Garrett, 2007, p. 2-4.

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