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Mosaic Dating back to Byzantine Era
Mosaic Dating back to Byzantine Era

Unearthed Mosaic Dating Back to Byzantine Era in Syria

(DP-New - Global Arab Network)

Lattakia - Archaeological Excavation works at its second season unearthed mosaic and bronze coins representing the picture of Emperor Justinian at the archaeological site of Ain Salem, 25 KM to Jableh city in Lattakia coastal province.

Head of Antiquities Department of Jableh Ibrahim Younis Kherbaik said that excavation works uncovered a number of clay pieces and some bronze coins in addition to mosaic ground dating back to the Byzantine Era.

He pointed out that the first mosaic was found while a peasant was working on his farm, adding that the board is 10 meters long and 8 meters wide.


Kherbaik said that Marine and land creatures were drawn in the board, clarifying that it is supposedly made by stone grains with different colors.

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