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The city is renowned for [[Norias of Hama|its seventeen norias]] used for watering the gardens, which are locally claimed to date back to 1100 BC. Though historically used for purpose of [[irrigation]], the [[noria]]s exist today as an almost entirely aesthetic traditional show.
 
==Etymology==
The name "Hama" appears to stem from [[Phoenician language|Phoenician]] ''khamat'', "fort."<ref>Room, Adrian. ''Placenames of the World''. London: MacFarland and Company, Inc., 1997.</ref>
 
==History==
{{see also|Timeline of Hama}}
 
The ancient settlement of Hamath was occupied from the early [[Neolithic]] to the [[Iron Age]].
 
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