The most prominent archaeological discoveries in Jableh in 2019

Lattakia, ST- The archaeological excavations in the region of Jableh revealed collective cemeteries  carved in  rocks and funerary monuments and many finds and historical buildings dating  back to different  historical periods that highlight the importance of this region and its historical and cultural role.

Dr. Masoud Badawi, head of the Department of Antiquities of Jableh, told SANA that the excavations last year in the northern side of the village of “Arab al-Malek” south of the city of Jableh, which was known during the second millennium BC as Paltus, resulted in the finding of  mass graves carved in the rock dating back to the Roman era. In addition  pottery sarcophagi and saddles, containing  Greek writings indicating the name of the saddle maker, “Theodorus”, were found. 

Dr. Nizar Bani al-Marjah highlights the historic ancient wall in Damascus

Damascus, ST-The historic wall of Damascus, which was built several times throughout the ages, most recently in the Roman era, was the title of a lecture delivered yesterday by the writer Dr. Nizar Bani al-Marjah in Abu Rummaneh cultural center .

The lecture held by al- Adiyat Association, entitled "The Wall of Damascus, its visible and hidden parts" during which Bani Marjeh reviewed the environmental and constructive changes  in Damascus through the historical eras. He pointed out that due to  the city's geographical location and its richness of resources, it was exposed to many invasions and battles.

"The Secrets of Palmyra"

Homs,(ST)-The lecture was given by Dr. Khalil Al-Hariri, Secretary of the Palmyra Museum, entitled "The Secrets of Palmyra". It dealt with a civilization and history of Palmyra, and the definition of the embalming process of the Palmyra.

The lecture organized by Mada Cultural Project shed light on the importance of embalming among the palmyrenes and their high educational level, according to their use of elaborate methods in this process and the materials used.

Al-Hariri presented the steps of the embalming process, the importance, and the date of its discovery, explaining the similarities and differences between the embalming process among the palmyrenes and the Egyptians and the studies done on the mummies.

New archaeological discoveries in Amrit and Safita

Tartus, (ST) - Last Year, the Department Archeology in Tartous carried out a group of archaeological excavations at the Amrit, Safita and Al-Marqab sites, which resulted in the discovery of a group of important archaeological finds.

The head of the Department of Tartous Archeology, Eng. Marwan Hassan explained that some pottery fractures were found at the Amrit site, as well as an individual grave carved out of fossilized sand. A human skeleton was also found in addition other discoveries were made like a lamp and pipe made of clay trays were also found.

The Mill of Seven in Homs .. Dating to the sixth century

The Mill of Seven in Homs which dates back to the  sixth century is  one of the civilizational monuments that  reflects the city's distinct identity, especially as it was built of basaltic stone.

During a seminar hosted by the city's cultural center, Eng. Abdul Hadi Al-Najjar, a member of the Historical Society in Homs, explained that the seven mill, which is located on the Orontes River, west of the city was constructed in 1459 and it still maintains its outside shape as one of the few remaining models that are in good condition in terms of installations and structures that operate on the hydraulic principle on the Orontes River.