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Buildings Dating Back to 4th millennium BC Unearthed in Syria

The excavations of the Syrian French archaeological missions which ended their works in different sites in Hasaka province (North eastern Syria) for the current season resulted in a number of findings dating back to different periods of time, said Director of Hasaka Antiquities Department Abdul Masieh Baghdo.
The excavations of the Syrian French archaeological missions which ended their works in different sites in Hasaka province (North eastern Syria) for the current season resulted in a number of findings dating back to different periods of time, said Director of Hasaka Antiquities Department Abdul Masieh Baghdo.

The archaeological mission working at the site of Tal Faras unearthed a number of buildings dating back to the 4th millennium BC, under which laid another building from the 5th millennium BC. The findings also included ovens to make pottery.

In Tal Mohammad Diab, the French archaeological mission found an arched stone cemetery, graves, pottery jars and dishes, a bronze spearhead and an ax dating back to the Middle Bronze Age.

The Syrian-European archeological mission working at Tal Baidar discovered the southern courtyard of a temple and houses dating back to 2500 BC.

A palace with tow courtyards from the Acadian age and some buildings dating back to the Hellenistic period were also discovered.

In Tal Taban, the Japanese archaeological mission found walls, buildings and archaeological remnants from the Middle Assyrian and the Babylonian periods.

The findings also included a seal and a clay tablet with cuneiform inscriptions.

from Global Arab Network, December 4, 2010