Afamiya (ancient Apamea) was a Hellenistic city in middle Syria, located on the right bank of the Orontes River, was a treasure city and stud-depot of the Seleucid kings.
It was the capital of the antique region Apamene, later Roman province Syria Secunda. Famous for the long colonnade, Afamiya wasn't yet subject to large-scale archaeological research.
Afamiya is listed on the tentative World Heritage List made by UNESCO.
Site in Gazetteer.
Recent developments: Large scale looting between 2011 and 2012 have destroyed this important site!
You can slide between two satellite images (Digital Globe) of 2011 and 2012, showing looting of whole archaeological site of Apamea.