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Al-Latamneh village in Hama countryside ... a million years of human settlement

The village of Latamneh, is a unique site  located in the north of Hama province  as it is  one of the rare historical and archaeological sites in the world which  chronicled  the  first  existence of the early and middle Stone  Age humans .. 

Syrian and foreign excavation missions have found , during several  excavations in the village  a skeleton, bones, fossil remains and flint fragments dating back to one million years BC , the epoch which  the archaeologists  call the Pleistocene era extending from 3 million years until 10,000  years BC.  

 “ Al-Latamneh  is considered one of the most important and rarest sites of its kind  in the world, where the river bed of the Orontes River yielded the remains of human camp well-preserved within  layers from  sand and  other matter that the river had  deposited” according to the researcher Naser Flehan.

Malatius Jaghnoon, is a unique Syrian epigrapher

Malatius Jibriel Jaghnoon, is a Syrian engineer and epigrapher specialized in Aramaic and Greek inscriptions. He was born in Latakia , Jableh, in 1943. He graduated as a civil engineer from the University of Aleppo in 1968. His interest in epigraphy led him to learn several ancient languages including Aramaic and Greek.

Deciphering a number of Syriac and Greek inscriptions from an ancient church in Tal Eltiten, in the Al-Ghab area in Syria to the west of Apamea, an inscription from Maarrat al-Nu'man Museum and an inscription from the agora of Palmyra, were among his epigraphical works inside Syria.

He is a founding member of the Archaeological Society of Homs " Al-Adiyat" and was elected as head of the society from 2011 until he left Syria several years ago.

A Researcher Documents more than 100 Archaeological Sites in Sweida

Sweida  governorate is an open museum of archeology and monuments dating back thousands of years to the Greek and Romans eras.

The province  has a wonderful mountainous  nature and is considered by the standards of the United Nations a natural museum of ancient and historical monuments in all cities, towns and villages of the province

Highlighting the historical and cultural heritage of Sweida, was a main  goal sought by researcher Kamal Al-Shoufani, who during 15 years has documented the archaeological sites which  he visited in various parts of the governorate.

  The Head of the Antiquities Committee at Al-Adiyat Society in Sweida researcher Al-Shoufani told SANA   "I spotted and took  pictures of the most important archaeological sites to document them , during the tours organized by the society for temples and buildings dating back to various historical periods starting from the Stone Age”.

Ain Manin town a witness to successive historical eras

Ain Manin, is a peaceful town located in Qalamoun Mountains, 18 kilometers north of Damascus. It is surrounded by several small mountains with the Manin valley between them. Its name was inspired by a spring that used to irrigate the valley which leads to Barzeh and the northern Ghouta areas and is adjacent to the mountain of Mar Takla on the top and the slopes of which several architectural structures are engraved.

Archaeological surveys have confirmed the existence of several monuments in the mountain, including a residential site from the Roman, Byzantine and Islamic eras.

Neanderthal man left ruins dating back 100,000 years in the village of Al-Shir in Lattakia countryside

Damascus, (ST) - The village of Al-Shir is located on the banks of the northern Al-Kabeer River in the countryside of Lattakia, a site that is well known on at the global level, because it found in it stone tools were dating back about a hundred thousand years.

Archaeological researcher Dr. Bassam Jamous said that these tools are made by the Neanderthal man, who came to us from Germany and settled on the banks of the river. Neanderthal manis the second ambassador after the Homoarkus man who is considered an "erect ". Homoarkus man settled on the banks of the river and inhabited the village of Tamarkho a million years ago.

Jamous said that “although the discovery of the effects of Neanderthal man in the al-Sher site is not the first of its kind in Syria, as in the 1990s a Syrian-Japanese mission found the skeletons of three Neanderthal children in a cave in the Wadi Afrin.  He confirms that the strategic geographical location of the Sherr and the climate factor helped civilizational stability from 100,000 years to the present time, the matter which gave it great importance