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Ancient tomb sites uncovered in Syria

Jan. 3, 2011 at 1:23 PM   |   Comments

SWEIDA, Syria, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Six archaeological tombs and antique finds dating back to the Byzantine and Roman eras were unearthed by scientific excavations in Syria, scientists said.

Hussein Zen-Eddein, head of the excavations in the city of Sweida, said the tombs and finds, including clay lanterns and bronze bracelets and earrings, belonged to a family cemetery, SANA news agency reported Sunday.

Earlier excavations at the site had uncovered a basalt pillar on which Nabatean words dedicated to a Nabatean god were engraved.

Two other phrases, one in Latin and the other in Greek and referring to the god Jupiter, were engraved on a basalt stone, SANA said.

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