Sunday, January 23, 2011

Recent Byzantine archaeological discoveries

Byzantinian Archaeological Findings Found in Rodopi, Greece

Archaeological excavations in the area of eastern Rodopi were found. They include a stamp in the shape of a pyramid, like the stamps used by the officials of the Byzantine army. The stamp bear the figure of a lion, moving to the left. Such stamps were carried by Byzantine army officials, as a sign of recognition of their commission. The findings date from the 10th or 11th century and may belong to a military governor of the Byzantine army, who visited the area of Perperikon.

Click here to read this article from the Greek Reporter

Byzantine Mosaic Painting Unearthed in Central Syria

Byzantine mosaic painting remnants were unearthed at Faydht Marina archaeological site, northeastern of Salamiyah in Hama province.

Director of Hama Antiquities Department Abdul-Qader Ferzat said that the national archaeological mission uncovered lime floor at 2 m deep and pottery fragments from the Islamic age in addition to discovering green-glazed pottery dating back to Ottoman and Mamluk eras.

Click here to read this article from the Global Arab Network