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Bronze Statue of Golan’s Princess a Vivid Witness to Syrian Civilization

Among the rare and rich antiquities, which are found at the Classical Syrian Archaeology Department in the National Museum of Damascus, the statue of Princess Banyas, which dates back to the Roman era, is unique with its features that reflect the deep-rootedness and openness   of the Syrian civilization. 

 Archaeologists called  the bust , which is a bronze piece,   “Golan’s Princess” ,  and according to the researcher Dr. Ali Al-Qayyem, it represents the greatness and splendor of Syrian beauty and one of the most beautiful archaeological Syrian bronze sculptures of all times.

The statue was found during the last excavation process carried out by the Syrian archaeological expeditions in the Golan in 1965, before the Israeli occupation.  The statue was discovered in one of the orchards of the village of Banyas in the north of the occupied Syrian Golan, inside a sarcophagus.

A Czech website publishes an extensive photo report on the tourist and archaeological sites in Syria

Prague, (ST)   - The Czech electronic site (E60) published an extensive photo report on the most important tourist attractions in Syria and the destruction that some ancient archaeological sites have destroyed at the hands of terrorist organizations.

The report, entitled ( Christmas Pilgrimage in the Period of Quiet and Peace), included 77 color pictures taken in Damascus, Hama, Al-Husan Citadel, Maaloula, Palmyra, Ugarit, Sednaya and Salah El-Din Citadel. The report's author, Helena Prchibilova, spoke about her positive impressions during her visit to Syria and about the history and beauty of Palmyra, Damascus, Maaloula, and all other wonderful above mentioned monuments, especially Palmyra which has been vandalized by terrorists.

The Arab Encyclopedia Authority publishes the 6thvolume of the Encyclopedia of Antiquities in Syria

The Arab Encyclopedia Authority has published the 6th volume of the Encyclopedia of Antiquities in Syria, which includes 118 titles beginning with the letters Ha and Kha.

The volume includes plans and illustrations on the archaeological and antiquities sites.

The archaeological researcher, Dr. Mahmoud Hammoud said that the encyclopedia is a product of the work and effort of a group of specialized researchers and academics in the field of archeology in Syria.

New archaeological discoveries in the eastern part of the Temple of Zeus in the town of Qanawat in Sweida

The national archaeological mission in the Sweida Antiquities Department has completed its archaeological excavations for the current season in the eastern part of the Temple of Zeus "Majestus" in the town of Qanawat.

In a statement to SANA, the head of the Sweida Antiquities Department, Dr. Nasha'at Kiwan, said that through excavations, architectural vacuums were discovered, which are small rooms where the rubble was removed, and thus architectural items appeared there such as small doors leading to these rooms. Part of the lower temple base and the water channel that used to pass next to these rooms and feed parts of the temple and lead to a water tank located in front of it, also appeared.

“Enzo” Eagle statue … A 4,500-year-old artifact depicting cultural exchange between Mesopotamia and Syria

The statue of the god Enzo, which is found at   the National Museum of  Damascus and dates back to 2500 BC, embodies  the cultural exchange  between Mesopotamia and Syria since ancient times.

The statue, which  was discovered in the foundations of  Mari Palace in 1965 in a pottery jar , was originally sent as a gift from the King of Ur in southern Iraq to the King of Mari.

It represents  one of the masterpieces of art during the early Mesopotamian dynasties period known as the Early Bronze Age.

According to the index prepared by the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums on the collectibles  of  National  Museum of Damascus , the statue is an eagle with a lion's head made of precious stones such as lapis lazuli ,  gold,  copper and bitumen. Its   height reaches  12.8 cm with a width of 11.8 cm.