Antiquities and museums restored the archaeological site of Tal Baidar in Hasaka, dating back to the third millennium BC

The Department of Antiquities and Museums in Al-Hasakah Governorate has launched various restoration projects for the archaeological site of Tal Baydar, located in the north of the governorate, on the road connecting the cities of Al-Hasakahand Darbasiyah.

The head of the department, Khaled Ahmo, said in a statement to the SANA reporter that the restoration work includes the architectural block consisting of four temples and a palace dating back to the middle of the third millennium BC, and the treatment of cavities and cracks within the modern walls encased in the archaeological blocks in addition to cleaning and rehabilitation of the site.

An Ancient Temple in Sweida Built by a Syrian Emperor

The Archaeological “Brika” Temple is one of the unique architectural monuments that are still in acceptable architectural condition. It was built by Alexander Severus who served as the Roman emperor from 222 CE until his untimely death in 235 CE .

 The temple is located in the middle of Brika village in the northwest of the city of Sweida.

Archeologist Hasan Hatoum told SANA that Brika temple, which is nine meters long and 8 meters wide, is a strong and coherent architectural block although its columns have lost their crowns, which were found in the square and are of the Ionian style.

Hatoum indicated that the temple is currently without a roof and it was affected by a lot of vandalism and demolition and turned into a mosque in the 12th century AD in the Ayyubid era.

Sulaiman Castle:A fascinating portal toward past

Sulaiman Castle is an archaeological temple, constructed 4000 years ago, with the finest architectural techniques and utensils used in ancient artistic designs.

A distinguished edifice raised by huge limestone and high-precision engravings. However, it was partly destroyed by natural factors like climate changes and successive civilizations. Nevertheless, it remains to this day one of the prosperous and steadfast symbols of historic architecture.

Sulaiman Castle is located 30 km from Tartous Governorate and 20 km from Safita in a mountainous valley near "Al-NabiSaleh" mountain.It is considered a very important site throughout history that connected internal Syrian lands to its coastal region.

Ministry of Interior: Archaeological artifacts were found buried on agricultural land in Homs

On October 17, the  Security Branch in Homs discovered artifacts buried in agricultural land in the village of Al-Ghantoot. The artifacts  were buried by a member of armed terrorist groups before the withdrawal of these groups from that area.

The Ministry of Interior stated that after receiving information about the presence of artifacts buried in agricultural land, and after inspecting the place and digging  it up, a group of artifacts and pieces of glass, metal and pottery were found suspected of being archaeological.

The ministry said that  the Directorate of Antiquities and Museums in Homs made tests  on the discovered pieces which are  two big broken glass vessels and ten glass vessels and they date back to the Byzantine period.

In addition  eleven glass vessels of various shapes- small and some of them broken, all of which are antique in addition to ancient pottery vessels with colored drawings dating back to the Islamic period and a small part of an antique pipe dating back to the period of the Ottoman occupation,were found.

Palmyra's funeral scenes ... evidence of an ancient Syrian civilization

The monuments and funeral buildings of Palmyra were valuable scientific material for archaeologists, as they adopted a study and research that distinguished between those intended for the public class of the Tadmuri community and the huge funeral cemeteries of the rich class.

The Palmyrian funerary monuments are of great importance because not only because of their type of funerary monument, but also because it is one of the oldest remains of Palmyra, as most of them date back to the first century AD. Even the symbols and meanings of these monuments related to the world of death and its associated concepts, for this they were classified into several groups according to the inscriptions and images they carried.

The funerary tombstones known in al-Tadmuriyyah language as “Nafsh”, which means the person or the soul. i.e. it was a representation of the buried  person, as it was planted inside a group of small stone pieces above the grave , where an inscription in al-Tadmuriyyah was engraved indicating the deceased, while we find other tombstones containing the funeral feast  which represents the  Palmyrian family with all its members.