Ancient water reservoir found in Nawa archeological site in Daraa

Daraa, SANA- An archaeological stone cistern for reserving water was found by archaeologists from Daraa Antiquities Department in al-Sanamain city in Daraa Province.

Head of the Department Bassel al-Jahamani said that a team from the Department was touring in the area when they found the cistern, clarifying that armed terrorist groups were conducting arbitrary excavations in the Old City of Nawa in order to find precious antiquities and after the areas was liberated of terrorism the team found the water reservoir.

The tank is a 7.5 deep square building with a capacity of 100 barrels. Its base is built of basalt stone and covered with ground basalt and it has arches inside.

Some engraved stones of basalt picturing two lions, a sheep head and a vase were also found in the site.

Rasha Milhem

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