Nov 08, 2011
HASSAKA, SANA_ About 3 kilometers from the Turkish border, and 22 km east of Qamishli in Hasaka Province, the Archaeological site of Tell Sha'ir lies showing a long history of civilization that had left innumerable treasures behind.
Head of Syrian archaeological mission working at the site, Suleiman Elias, said that the archaeological excavations at Tell Sha'ir began in 2006, noting that the study of pottery stone, discovered in the ancient platforms, had proved the succession of several civilizations in the site started in the 6th millennium BC by Hassouna civilization, then Uruk, Ninawa, Mitanni reaching to the Byzantine and Arab Islamic civilizations.
He noted that among the important discoveries at the site was part of a gigantic building dating back to the 2nd millennium BC.
Elias added that the excavations have revealed skeletons dating back to different periods from the 2nd and 3rd millennium BC and pieces of pottery from the Byzantine period.