Archaeological cemetery dating back to Romanian era unearthed in SyriaNovember 26th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): The Syrian national archaeological team has unearthed an important and unique archaeological cemetery dating back to the Romanian era at the village of Ma’rin al-Jabal, southeast of the city of Hama in central Syria.
According to a report in the Global Arab Network, Chairman of Hama Antiquities Department Jamal Ramadan said in a statement that the excavation works led to the discovery of an old burial site built of calcium stones, including six tombs and 45 ceramic lamps.
He indicated that the studies on the archaeological findings proved that the cemetery dated back to the Romanian era and were re-used in the Byzantine era.
Head of the archaeological national mission Abdullah Bassal said that the cemetery is unique since it was built of calcium stones and its ceiling was a semicircle dome where most of the discovered cemeteries were dug in stones.
On the other side, the national archaeological team working at Tal Damer, northern al-Raqqa, to the northeast of Syria, discovered a big building consisting of four rooms, wide courtyard and water well.
The Head of the team said that they found many of archaeological findings that date back to the Abassids era. (ANI)
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