2,100-year-old temple ruins discovered in Syria

15:25, December 12, 2010      

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Syria unearthed ruins of a temple dating back to the Nabataean era (169 B.C.-106 A.D.) in Swaida, 106 km to the south of Damascus, Syrian official SANA news agency reported Saturday.

Yaser Shaar, an archaeologist of the excavation team, said that the temple was built on the ruins of an older temple from the pre- Hellenistic period.

He added that the excavation also revealed floors from the Islamic period in a cave in the site, as well as remains of a stone cemetery engraved in rock, according to the report.

The Nabataean kingdom was located between Sinai Peninsula and the Arabian Peninsula with the city Petra as a capital.

Source: Xinhua
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