Tears in my eyes as I pen this blog about one of my favourite ancient Roman sites in Syria. I have just read that the site has been destroyed by Jihadists. Apamea was a fantastic site with the longest restored Colonnaded street, over 1 km in length. This site has many happy memories for me. I took many groups here and we would have a fabulous picnic lunch overlooking the site. I have been here twice with my wife. What is so depressing is that this was part of Syria’s unrivalled rich and diverse heritage which future generations will never know ever existed.