More Roman and Byzantine tombs unearthed in South Syria

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Six archaeological tombs and antique finds dating back to the Byzantine and Roman eras were unearthed by Sweida’s excavation mission at the site of Imtan in southern Syria.

The Roman/Byzantine tombs excavated at the site of Imtan in southern Syria. Head of the mission Hussein Zen-Eddein said the tombs and finds uncovered belong to a family cemetery, adding that they contain clay lanterns and bronze bracelets and earrings.

Former excavation works at the site uncovered a basalt pillar on which Nabatean words dedicated to a Nabatean god were engraved. In addition, two other phrases (one in Latin and the other in Greek) were engraved on a basalt stone, referring to God Jupiter.


Author: R. Milhem | Source: Global Arab Network [January 02, 2011]


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