Archaeologists find buildings dating back to 5,000 BC in Syria

July 17th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI  

Damascus (Syria), July 17 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered a number of round buildings that are eight and half meters high and date back to 5,000 BC, in Syria.

The ancient buildings were found at Al-Hasaka governorate, 650 kilometres northeast of Damascus, according to a report by the Middle East News.

Abdul Massih Baghdo, head of the al-Hasaka Archeology Department told the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) that a temple that dates back to 2,400 BC was also discovered at the Tel Baidar site, in addition to chambers on the eastern side of the temple that had decorated doors.

According to Baghdo, the archeological expeditions in al-Hasaka concluded their second stage on Tuesday.

He added that several expeditions, including Russian, French, American-Syrian, German- Syrian and Japanese expeditions, will arrive at the site in middle of August.

There are 724 registered archeological sites in al-Hasaka governorate, with 348 sites currently being registered. (ANI)

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