2,000-year-old Temple Ruins Found in Syria

Damascus, Dec 12 (IANS) Syria has unearthed ruins of a 2,000-year-old temple, Xinhua reported Sunday.

The temple dates back to the Nabataean era (169 B.C.-106 A.D.) in Swaida, 106 km to the south of Damascus.

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

He said that the excavation also revealed remains of a stone cemetery engraved in rock, according to a report by Syria's official SANA news agency.

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


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