An aerial view of the 5th century basilica in Qalb Lozeh village in northwestern Syria on Thursday. Photo: AFP

In war-torn Syria’s Qalb Lozeh village, this church that ‘inspired Notre Dame Cathedral’ still stands

  • 5th century basilica is an ancestor of France’s famed landmark
  • Country’s finest example of Byzantine-era architecture fell into neglect after eruption of Syrian conflict in 2011
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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An aerial view of the 5th century basilica in Qalb Lozeh village in northwestern Syria on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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