Monday, October 8, 2007

In the news: Statues discovered at Ebla

DAMASCUS, ( SANA) _ Italian renowned Archaeologist Paulo Mattieh on Thursday shed light on the most important archaeological discoveries that the Italian expedition team at the ancient site of Ebla Kingdom had discovered.

" Statues of two women in the royal palace were discovered, the first statue is made of silver and wood and the second one is made of limestone, wood and gold." Matieh said in a press conference at the Damascene hall in Damascus national museum.

He added that two other statues, cylindrical seal of gilt edges belongs to an important figure were unearthed in one of the palace's rooms which dates back to the Akkadi age. A clay that is an economic text was also founded in another room in the palace.

Professor Mattieh noted that the exploration works that were carried out at the royal palace, specially in the temple area, helped in knowing important information and finding integrated buildings that date back to 1600-1800 B.C., the period of fall of Ebla Kingdom.

" The rock temple, as the mission called it, where the work of excavations started in 2004 , now has become an integrated and well preserved on 3,5 meters high and can be considered as traditionally. It represents the pre-classical period in Syria 2400 B.C.
Awaiting pictures!

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