Mardikh is the nearest village to the famous historical site 'Ebla' or 'Tel Mardikh' located in the South East of Idleb. Every year about 15,000 tourists visit the historical sight of Ebla which is most famous for the archive of 15,000 cuneiform tablets found there that date back to around 2250 BC. The village has approximately 3,400 inhabitants, the majority of whom are occupied in construction. With regards to farming its most important cultivated crops are cereals, legumes, cotton, potatoes, watermelons and cumin. The village covers a surface area of 1,221 Hectares and has a primary and preparatory school, a mosque and a pharmacy that provides medical services to its inhabitants.