Archeological gold hand bespeaks skillfulness of Syrian goldsmiths

Damascus, SANA – Countless archeological findings unearthed in various sites across Syria bespeaks the matchless creativity and skillfulness of the Syrian goldsmiths.

A gold hand, a remarkable archeological piece uncovered in the central province of Homs, is one example that shows the Syrian goldsmiths’ excellence in craftsmanship and design.

The hand was found laying on a wooden coffin in the main chamber of the Royal Cemetery in the Ancient Kingdom of Qatna-now the archeological site of Misherfeh, according to historian Mahmoud al-Sayyed.

Al-Sayyed, who is deputy director of Laboratories Department at the General Directorate of Archeology and Museums, said the gold hand was dexterously designed with a highly professional touch and deep attention to details.

He noted that the hand is dated back to the period between the 15th and 14th centuries B.C. and preserved at Damascus National Museum.

Haifa Said

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