New archaeological discoveries enrich Syrian heritage

December 8th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI  

Damascus (Syria), Dec 8 (ANI): Archaeologists have announced the discovery of one stretch of the previous wall of Raqqa Palace in Syria, a few days after finding other things that enrich the countrys heritage.

Raqqa city is an old locality built by Alexander the Great in the Four Century (b.c.), but very few is preserved from that glorious period from which highlights Baghdad Door, the walls and Qasr al-Binaat Palace.

According to a report by Prensa Latina, a Latin American news agency, experts from a national mission said that after the wall fragment, they found a lion bronze image and lamps made of pottery, a metal ax, a bottle of crystal and a crystals collection.

They also found bones near pieces of pottery previous to Abbasi era, from where that Palace is, that prove the great constructive control of the time.

Early in December, another team of experts from Daraa Archeological Department found many of fragments of human and animals sculptures that date from a period before the pre-Greek and pre-Roman era.

Those relics belonged to religious structures or temples so they were collected, classified and preserved, according to the director of the department referred before Hussein Mashhadawi. (ANI)

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