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Byzantine and Roman cemeteries found in Syria

Nine Byzantine and Roman cemeteries have been unearthed in southern Syria.

The Syrian archaeological mission working at al-Gharia village unearthed nine cemeteries and a number of findings from the Byzantine and Roman eras.

Hussein Zein-Eddin, head of the mission, said the findings included coins, pottery lanterns, bronze jewelry, beads, wood decorative pieces and a large pottery plate.

The uncovered cemeteries, however, were found to contain remains of semi-complete skeletons, as well as bones and skulls still in shape, added Zein-Eddin.

He pointed out that al-Gharia village, 45 km to the south of Suwaida province, includes ancient temples dedicated to different gods such as God Baal Shamin.

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