Ancient church unearthed in Syria

09:32, December 30, 2010      

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Syrian archeologists have discovered church remains dating back to the 5th century B.C., in Daraa province, south of the capital Damascus, Syrian official SANA news agency reported Wednesday.

The archeologists found foundations of a church's wall near the southern side of a Roman Temple site in Daraa province, the report said.

Mohammed Nasrallah, from Damascus University's Archeology Department said the church, based on the unearthed pottery fragments, was built in Basilica style and was 15 meters long and 7.5 meters wide.

The area around Darra, once a Roman era trading center, is rich in archaeological treasures.

Source: Xinhua
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