Description This image taken from space is part of a collection of more than 400 amazing satellite pictures provided by Spot Image. Hama is a city on the banks of the Orontes river in central Syria. The city proper is renowned for its 16 norias used for watering the gardens, which it is claimed date back to 1100 BC. Though historically used for purpose of irrigation, nowadays the norias are almost entirely aesthetic and traditional.
Astrium Geo, Toulouse Member Since January 2009 Artist StatementAsk us for the Earth
Astrium-GEO handles the world-wide distribution of geographical information products and services using data from Earth observation satellites (optical or radar) ranging from low to very high resolution: Spot 4 and 5, Kompsat-2, Formosat-2, as well as TerraSAR-X, ENVISAT/ERS, LANDSAT-7, etc.