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Roman Era Archeological Tomb Uncovered in Idleb, Qasr al-Najmeh.

Idleb,(SANA) -- A tomb dating back to the Roman Era was uncovered in the eastern part of Gesr al-Shoughour city in Idleb Province.

Head of Studies and Excavation Departments Anas Hajj Zeidan said that excavation works carried out by the expedition of the department found a 67cm high and 52 cm wide door that belongs to the tomb with two steps to go down the tomb.

He said that the expedition found a number of skeletons, skulls and two jars, adding that the tomb is three meters long and 2.5 meters wide.

In Sweida, A number of lanterns of different colors and decorations dating back to the Roman Era in addition to some bronze findings such as bracelets, rings and coins were unearthed at Qasr al-Najmeh site.

The excavation mission also found a 30cm rectangular epitaph of basalt, as excavations at the northern side of the site showed that the tomb is the biggest in this particular area.

Head of Sweida Antiquities Department Wasim al-Sharani told SANA that excavation works inside the tomb showed that it is a unique model of dome and circular tombs dating back to Nabatean Hellenistic Era.

He pointed out that a circular projection made of basalt stone was inside the tomb, adding that the tomb has an entrance from the eastern side.


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Date:Oct 28, 2010
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