Dec 12, 2011
SWEIDA, (SANA)- The archeological town of al-Gharieh, South of Sweida, was inhabited by man during the Middle and Modern Bronze Age between 2000 and 1200 BC.
The town encompasses a number of archeological buildings representing various eras.
Director of Sweida Antiquities Department Wasim al-Sha'arani said that the town includes several archeological buildings, among them the remnants of a Byzantine Church and Nabataean Temple, in addition to a number of statues and an altar decorated with Greek inscription.
The excavation works in 2008 unearthed an archeological cemetery in the north-east of the town. The cemetery encompasses nine burial chambers which includes bones, skeletons and skulls in addition to treasures and findings dating back to the Byzantine and Romanian eras.
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