|Photos: Damages in Tell Ashaari in Western countryside of Daraa|
|24/06/2014 - عدد القراءات : 1570|
Since the beginning of the crises, several archaeological sites have suffered damages because of illegal excavations done by groups of antiquities armed thieves. The archaeological sites in Daraa area are being subjected to wide-ranging violations especially in the countryside taking part in Wadi Yarmuk;, al-Ashaari Tell that led to sever damage and loss of some components of the Syrian archaeological heritage..
Daraa Antiquities received information about the illegal excavations in Tell Ashaari done by hundreds of armed thieves of antiquities in assistance with local hired men settled in the hill and it wreaked havoc.
It is worth mentioning that Tell al-Ashaari situated about 20 k.m. to the north west of Dar›a, at the Western edge of Huran plain. it is one of the most significant sites in South of Syria dated on the Middle Bronze Age, and one of the most significant ten cities of the Decapolis in South of Syria which, founded nearly during the 1st century BC. It is also contains an important level dates to the middle Bronze Age. The Archaeological evidence dating to the Stone ages and have and traces of early human settlement there, caves were found in the Western side of the Tell leads to evidence of human settlements dated nearly to 10000 years ago. Recent excavations recorded the remains of baths and theatre from the Roman Period. .
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