Artifacts found during Byzantine temple excavation in Syria

Published on October 23rd, 2009 | by Admin


A number of clay lamps and glass kohl jars have been uncovered during an excavation to uncover a temple dedicated to the god Mithras.

A big part of the temple was uncovered, particularly the altar and the main hall. The walls of the main hall bear frescos depicting Mithras and other gods associated with him.

The roof western side of the temple is almost completely collapsed, and the clay lamps and glass kohl jars were found during the process of clearing the rubble from that area, in addition to uncovering remains pottery that possibly date back to the Byzantine period since they bear the sign of the cross.

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