Thursday, January 19, 2006

Acadian ruins discovered in northeast Syria

Excavations conducted by sixteen archaeological teams examining ancient remains in the northeast Syrian province of al-Hasaka have led to the discovery of structures featuring the architecture of Mabtouh which dates back to Late Acadian Era 2250-2100 B.C., and a second style identified with the Ancient Acadian Period 2400-2250 B.C.

"Dwellings made of mud and wood were discovered in the Late Acadian Era, and included a group of primitive ovens in addition to a number of bronze findings preserved inside a jar along with a set of potteries with distinguished and ordinary ornaments."