Monday, August 30, 2010

Cemeteries and Altars from 1st and 4th Centuries Found near Mar Taqla Site in Syria

The national archeological mission working near the site of Mar Taqla (St. Thecla) in Ein Mnin in Damascus Countryside Province, discovered a number of rock-carved halls and some Roman and Byzantine cemeteries dating back to the period between the 1st and 4th centuries.

Head of the mission and Director of Archeology Department of Damascus Countryside Mahmoud Hammoud told SANA that one of the halls was found to include three altars at which religious rituals of a nearby temple were held.

Click here to read this article from the Syrian Arab News Agency