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Qanawat Archeological Bathhouses Narrate Stories of Unique Architectural Civilization Dating Back to the 2nd Century

Qanawat archeological town in Sweida province is distinguished by its Roman, Greek, Nabataean and Islamic monuments.

Qanawat has been known throughout history for its social, economic  and religious progress as it was ruled in a way similar to the Greek cities.

The ancient bathhouses  in Qanawat town in Sweida  are of  a unique architectural  design and a vivid witness  to the region's civilization and a miniature model of the Roman bathhouses  in both Shahba and Bosra.

Archeologist ,  Hassan Hatoum, who is specialized in the region’s antiquities  told SANA  that the bathhouses , which are located in the lower western part of Qanawat consist of  several buildings which  were  built  according to the Roman imperial style in the first half of the second century AD and they include several buildings,  where they used to  accommodated about  500 persons. 

The Ugaritic cemetery 3000 years old cultural witness

The Ugaritic  cemetery , which has been discovered south of the Bay of “Mina Al-Bayda”  in Latakia since 1997 , dates back to the thirteenth century BC.

The  archaeological researcher Jamal Haidar confirmed that  the archaeological excavations carried out  in the site indicated the  Ugaritic cemetery  was  specified  for a family of a prominent social position, as the cemetery  was constructed with sandstone pieces under the surface of the earth in the form of a small room with  two meters deep, 3 meters long and 2 meters wide. 

The Archaeological Hill of Hasaka ... A Site That Embraced The Ruins of Three Great Civilizations

On the left bank of the Khabour River, in the center of Al-Hasaka, the archaeological hill, which is considered the largest in the governorate, sits at a distance of 1,700 meters where the Khabour and Jagjeg rivers meet.

Through years of systematic excavation, the national archaeological mission in the Department of Antiquities of Al-Hasaka worked to find out the role the site played during 2000  years BC and the subsequent centuries and to confirm the hypothesis that this hill contains the Assyrian city of Makrizi, which was mentioned in the cuneiform figures discovered in "Durkatlemu," which is currently known as "Sheikh Hamad" hill in Deir Ezzor.

Russian archaeologists design three-dimension sample for Palmyra

Moscow (ST): A number of archaeologists from the Institute of Tangible Heritage affiliated to the Russian Academy for Sciences have completed a detailed  three-dimension sample for the city of Palmyra to facilitate its reconstruction.

In a press statement quoted by Sputnik News Agency, the Institute said that the project aims to preserve  the old city of Palmyra and reconstruct it, noting that the sample was presented to the General Directorate of Museums and Antiquities in Syria.

The Institute added that about 55000 high quality air photos were taken to complete the sample accompanied by thousands of land photos that document the main archaeological pieces of the site which has been greatly damaged by terrorists.

The renovation of a Roman home in Daraa

The Department of Antiquities in Daraa, in cooperation with the civil society, completed the restoration work of a Roman house in the city of Nawa.

Dr. Muhammad Khair Nasrallah, Head of the Antiquities Department in Daraa, stated in a statement to SANA that the Roman house of Yahya al-Nazir in the city of Nawa represents one of the most important monuments dating back to the Roman era, it   is distinguished by its arches, and geometric inscriptions that form the acanthe leaf that is  one of the most important design , pointing out that the restoration works included  The facade of the house where  the columns have been  lengthened, and the gaps in the walls have been  filled .

Sanaa Hasan