1800 B.C. artefacts found in Syria

Damascus, May 30 (IANS) Over 3,000 artefacts and 21 graves dating back to the Bronze Age (1,800-1,700 B.C.) have been discovered in Syria, media reports said.

Artefacts from the Roman era (510 B.C.-476 A.D.) were also found Saturday by researchers of the Damascus University, who worked in cooperation with the Directorate of Antiquities and Museums in Daraa governorate, 101 km from Damascus, Xinhua reported citing a statement published Sunday in Syrian daily Al-Watan.

The unearthed artefacts include clay pots, jars, swords, amulets and necklaces and date back to the Bronze Mid-Age (1,800-1,700 B.C.) and the Roman era (510 B.C.-476 A.D.), head of the expedition Qasem Mohammad was quoted as saying.

The discoveries show the region was an important cultural centre in the ancient ages and a notable connection point among ancient civilizations, he said.