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Early Byzantine mosaic floor discovered in Syria's Hama


A mosaic church floor dating back to the fifth century AD was discovered in al-Kharayeb village in Salhab area, 48 km west of Hama city.

Early Byzantine mosaic floor discovered in Syria's Hama
Credit: SANA
Speaking to SANA, Head of Antiquities Department, Abdulqader Farzat that a citizen from al-Kharayeb village in Hama western countryside informed the authorities about parts of a mosaic he found in his garden.


The authorities sent a specialized mission to the place which carried out the excavations and revealed the mosaic.

Early Byzantine mosaic floor discovered in Syria's Hama
Credit: SANA


Farzat clarified that the dimensions of the mosaic floor are 13.5 and 2.30 meters. It is decorated with geometric shapes and inscriptions in Greek that carry the date AD 412.

Source: SANA [November 01, 2018]

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  1. Wh can we not have a full translation of the Greek inscription,to increase our understanding of this discovery?

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