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Busan Temple, an archaeological monument in Sweida, dating back two thousand years

Sweida (ST):  The archaeological temple in the village of Busan, located in the eastern countryside of Sweida is one of the most important archaeological monuments in the village, which has had successive civilizations and peoples pass through it from the Nabataean period through the Roman and Byzantine eras up to the Islamic era and left their traces in every corner of it.

The National Museum in Latakia retrieves 36 gold coins

Damascus, (ST) - The National Museum in Latakia received 36 artifacts (gold coins) that dated back to prosperous civilizations in Syria .Those coins contributed to enriching human culture

Nazir Awad, Director General of Antiquities and Museums, said in a statement to SANA that, the coins that were delivered to the National Museum in Latakia are very important, and some of them may be rare and date to Roman, Byzantine and Islamic civilizations. He pointed out that they were seized in Latakia governorate, where they were supposed to have been  smuggled outside the country.

Awad appreciated  the great and important efforts made by the competent authorities in uncovering the people who work in combating the illicit trade in Syrian antiquities and preventing their access to antiquities dealers around the world. He considered that such operations may lead to uncovering those behind the trafficking process, including people and supporters.

New studies shed light on unknown archeological places in Damascus

Students of the Faculty of Architectural Engineering of Damascus University are working hard to shed light on the unknown archeological sites in Damascus which reflect the diversity and richness of the civilizations that were formed on the land of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. The common goal of the students is to document these sites, rehabilitate them and show their hidden beauty through investing in them touristically.

Given Damascus archeological richness, a number of students doing their master degree in the Faculty of Architecture recently presented some studies to revive these historical sites with available capabilities.

A study by engineer Mohammad Qasem highlighted the archeological building of the Police Department near the Interior Ministry headquarters in Damascus. It focused on the history of this building and presented a renovation plan to fix the damage that caused to this building with the passage of time.

The ancient Syrian city of Amrit, the cradle of the Olympic Games

Damascus (ST): The ancient city of Amrit lies on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea telling a story of more than five thousand years old of the Syrian civilization in which sport was a life and its archaeological stadium, the oldest historical stadiums attests to it.

The historical city of Amrit is located 7 km to the south of Tartous Governorate, and its antiquities extend over an area of 6 km2. This city was founded in the Amorite era and was mentioned by historians of the era of Alexander the Macedonian as Maratos and described as a very prosperous city and perhaps the largest city in the East.

National museum displays basalt painting that shows the beginning of the counting by the ancient Syrian human

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ A small basalt painting with a polished surface dating back to the Neolithic age is displaced at the Prehistoric Syrian Archeological Antiquities Department at Damascus National Museum.
The painting was found in Al-Jerf Al-Ahmar “Red Cliff” site on the Euphrates River in Aleppo governorate, and it dates back to 9200 to 8800 A.D.