Smuggling attempts of 14 archeological pieces dating back to Roman era thwarted

Daraa, SANA- Directorate of antiquate in Daraa province, in cooperation with Daraa police Command, thwarted an attempt to smuggle ancient artifacts dating back to the Roman era, from the al-Tabariyat area in the western countryside of the province towards the Jordanian territory.

Speaking to SANA, Head of the Directorate of Daraa’s antiquities, Mohammed Kheirallah said that the directorate seized large and medium basaltic artifacts and a group of copper and small glass bottles of great historical value dating back to the Roman era, in a farm in al-Tabariyat area in Daraa western countryside along the Syrian-Jordanian border.

Kheirallah pointed out that archaeological pieces were prepared for smuggling through traders of antiquities who exploited the time when the terrorist organizations were positioned before where they collected the pieces from the archeological sites to smuggle them, indicating that the persons were identified, arrested and brought to justice.


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