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Hellenistic temple found in Jordan

A Hellenistic temple has been found in Umm Qais, 75 miles north of Amman. The temple dates from the Hellenistic era (332 BC to 63 BC) and was later reused during the Roman, Byzantine and Islamic eras, Sheyyab said. The temple, built following the Greek architectural design of “Distyle in Antis”, consists

Akko’s ancient harbour exposed in Israel

Archaeologists working in the ancient city of Akko have exposed the ancient port there which used to be the most important port in Israel during the Hellenistic period. The finds were discovered during the course of archaeological excavations being carried out as part of the seawall conservation project undertaken by the

Hellenistic-era burial chamber found in Syria

A burial chamber dating back to the Hellenistic period has been unearthed in Apamea, Syria. The burial chamber, which was discovered during maintenance work in the historic city of Apamea, contains 6 graves dug into the earth, one of which contains pottery fragments from a cone-shaped burial urn. [tweetmeme][Full story] Story: SANA |

Ancient medicine bottle found in Turkey

A terracotta medicine bottle has been found in Bodrum, Turkey, which dates back to the Hellenistic period (330 B.C. to 30 B.C.) An ancient terracotta medicine bottle has been found during an excavation at a building site in the center of Bodrum, located between two healthcare facilities. “This the first

250 Hellenistic coins found in Syria

250 coins, dating back to the era of Alexander the Great, have been found in northern Syria. According to a report in Global Arab Network, a local man found the coins near Najm Castle in the Manbej area in Aleppo governorate, as he was preparing his land for construction,

Heavy rains unearth Hellenistic tombs

Heavy rains in Greece have unearthed eight tombs, only one of which was intact. Eight tombs dating to the Hellenist Period were partially revealed recently in the region of Gonous, Larissa prefecture, after flooding caused by heavy rainfall swept away a rural dirt road. The Archaeological Service subsequently conducted an excavation, which

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