More Byzantine mosaics found in Syria

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A mosaic dating back to the Byzantine era in the 6th century A.D. was discovered in Kfarnboda, Hama. Director of Hama Archaeology Department Abdulkader Farzat said the painting, which is 375 cm long and 120 cm wide, carries numerous geometrical shapes and decorations.

The Byzantine mosaic discovered in Kfarnboda, Hama For his part, Director of Apamea Archaeology Department Nader Lada said the painting includes drawings taking the shape of squares, each five of which are positioned above each other vertically.

“In the center of the squares is a cross-shaped drawing. The mosaic, which is dominated by white and gray, is surrounded by a frame of two lines and inside is a geometrical strip of triangles,” said Lada, adding that the mosaic was done with precision and skill.

More than 50% of the mosaics discovered in Syria to date come from Hama.


Author: M. Ismael | Source: Global Arab Network [January 06, 2011]


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