Syria to join COVAX initiative

Syria to join COVAX initiative

The Cabinet approved on Tuesday Syria’s access...

Turkish regime's s mercenaries shell the vicity of town in Syria's Raqqa

Turkish regime's s mercenaries shell the vicity of town in Syria's Raqqa

RAQQA, (ST)_ The Turkish occupation forces and...

Unprecidented  humanitarian crisis in Syria 's Hasaka

Unprecidented humanitarian crisis in Syria 's Hasaka

HASAKA, (ST)_On foot, elderly and sick people...

A Palestinian martyred by Israeli occupation fire in West Bank city of Salfit

A Palestinian martyred by Israeli occupation fire in West Bank city of Salfit

A Palestinian young man was martyred on Tuesday...

Lavrov and Zarif discuss the settlement of the crisis in Syria in Moscow

Lavrov and Zarif discuss the settlement of the crisis in Syria in Moscow

Moscow (ST): The Russian Foreign Ministry has...

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    Tuesday, 26 January 2021 19:50
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    Tuesday, 26 January 2021 14:30
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    Tuesday, 26 January 2021 12:29
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    Tuesday, 26 January 2021 12:17
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    Tuesday, 26 January 2021 12:03
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    Tuesday, 26 January 2021 11:25
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    Tuesday, 26 January 2021 11:11
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Economy & Aftermath

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The second honey festival in Damascus

The second honey festival in Damascus

With the participation of 34 beekeepers from the public and private sectors, the activities of the second Syrian Honey Festival were launched on the grounds of Al-Jalaa S...

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Bnamra ... a green jewel embraced by the mountains

Bnamra ... a green jewel embraced by the…

Tartous, (ST)-The quiet village of Bnamra is embraced by  mountains of ancient oak trees, in the midst of a charming nature as freshwater springs burst from its tops which makes the village look like an emerald. According to the village mayor, Muhammad Ahmad Shaheen, Bnamra is within the municipality of  Sheikh Badr in Tartous. It spreads over an area of about two thousand dunums. The village was named so due to its...

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Three artists show 73 works on Arabic calligraphy  and the beauty of old Damascus

Three artists show 73 works on Arabic ca…

“Damascus, Color and Calligraphy” is the title of a collective exhibition being held in the Arab Cultural center in Abou Rummaneh in Damascus, and it depicts Damascus with its houses, lanes and alleys.   The paintings of the artists Muhammad Hadid, Muhammad Dabour, and Kholud Karimo, show Sufi dance , Arabic calligraphy , and paintings of various shapes inspired from the local environment of old Damascus. Artist Kholud Karimo, shows eight paint...

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Two strong-willed wounded soldiers defy their injuries and launch their own project

Two strong-willed wounded soldiers defy …

Despair and surrender can never penetrate brave hearts and strong willed persons. The wounded personnel of the Syrian Arab Army are best examples of strong determination and defiance despite all the difficulties they face in life. Hakem Nabhan and Mohammad Al-Salman are two wounded soldiers who were discharged from military service because of their injuries during battles with terrorists but strongly insisted to continue to be active in society....

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Arnous meets a delegation from the occupied Syrian Golan

Arnous meets a delegation from the occup…

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Prime Minister Hussein Arnous on Monday received a delegation representing the people in the occupied Syrian Golan.  The delegation handed the prime minister the national document of the Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan that affirms their continuous resistance and struggle against the aggressive plans of the Zionist occupation until Golan is liberated and that emphasizes their adherence t...

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 Archeological explorations have revealed that the oldest house in the town, dates back to the Neolithic period (the seventh and sixth millennium BC) and this is proven by the flint tools discovered in a number of caves. The town was also inhabited during the Iron Age in the seventh and fourth centuries BC, according to the Director General of Antiquities and Museums, Dr. Mahmoud Hammoud.

During this era, Dr. Hammoud said,  Ain Manin town was only a small village that contained a few number of houses, adding that despite the absence of clear architectural features, the pottery fractures and other archaeological finds, such as clay dolls, jugs, cups and lanterns, confirm that the site was used as a residence place during this period.

The Antiquities Director went on to say that the town prospered greatly during the Roman and Byzantine eras during which housing was concentrated in Mar Takla mountain, whose name was associated with St. Takla, who stayed in the mountain for two days before she continued her way to Maaloula.

Hammoud made it clear that Mar Takla Mountain contains many structures built and carved in the rock. These structures include, in addition to residential houses, a religious complex consisting of temples that were turned into a monastery and churches during the Byzantine era. On the eastern and southern slopes of the mountain, the remains of archeological buildings and burials are located, Dr. Hammoud said.

Regarding the discoveries of archaeological missions on the site, Dr. Hammoud said that important finds dating back to the Byzantine period were discovered, including a metal candlestick base on which ornaments representing a lion's claw were made, a small metal statue of an eagle opening its wings and bronze coins with pictures of the Byzantine emperors printed on them.

               

Moreover, Dr. Hammoud said, stone burials and coffins were found in the town in addition to various finds, most important of which was a bronze statue representing the god Eel sitting on its throne and resembling the statues of Ugarit. A head of a statue of rough limestone dating back to the second century AD and representing the goddess Aphrodite was also discovered in addition to a large rock sculpture on which tools for cutting stones were drawn. Ancient dolls, rosaries, coins, pottery vessels and jewelries made of metal, bone and other materials, were also among the finds.

The Roman structures discovered in Ain Manin reflect the prosperity of the town during that period, according to Dr. Hammoud. These structures include four temples, but the names of the gods that these temples were dedicated to are still unknown.

Dr. Hammoud believes that the archeological discoveries affirm the town’s importance in the ancient ages and the level of its development, particularly in the Roman and Byzantine ages.

The Ain Manin site was used for housing in later ages, the Arab Islamic ages, including the Umayyad, Ayyubid and Mamluk eras.

Hamda Mustafa

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