Six frescoed Roman tombs found in Lebanese cave

Published on October 6th, 2009 | by Admin


Archaeologists have discovered a cave in the coastal city of Tyre containing six frescoed Roman tombs.

The three-metre by 12-metre (10-foot by 39-foot) cave contains six tombs from a Roman family, archaeologist Nader Siqlawi of the Directorate General of Antiquities told AFP.

“The walls at the entrance are decorated with frescoes of plants, animals and colourful birds, and parts of the floor are covered in mosaic,” Siqlawi said.

Seven Japanese archaeologists from the Nara University Department of Preservation of Cultural Properties discovered the tombs in the rocky town of Burj al-Shemali on Tyre’s eastern outskirts on Monday morning.

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One Response to Six frescoed Roman tombs found in Lebanese cave

  1. Great story. Tyre has been in the news recently for a number of incredible finds, and this proves there’s much more to Rome than Rome.

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