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Syrian authorities recover 103 artefacts stolen from Daraa


The Syrian authorities recovered several artefacts that were stolen inside the Daraa province over the last six years, state-owned news reported this morning.

Syrian authorities recover 103 artefacts stolen from Daraa
Credit: SANA


According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the local authorities in Daraa confiscated 103 stolen archaeological pieces from a home in the Daraa Governorate town of Al-Jiza on Monday.

Syrian authorities recover 103 artefacts stolen from Daraa
Credit: SANA


The SANA report said that the thief was preparing to smuggle these artefacts outside of Syria before he was apprehended by the Syrian authorities.

Syrian authorities recover 103 artefacts stolen from Daraa
Credit: SANA


The SANA reporter added that the confiscated archaeological pieces included 75 basalt and marble stones, and 28 pottery pieces; all of them date back to the Roman era.

Syrian authorities recover 103 artefacts stolen from Daraa
Credit: SANA
The confiscated archaeological pieces are believed to have been stolen from the Basra Archaeological Museum, when the rebel groups were controlling the town.

Author: Leith Aboufadel | Source: AMN [November 29, 2018]

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1 comment :

  1. I'm sure, that the name of the City isn't Basra (this is in Iraq), but Bosra, the biggest town in this area with important hitorical remains and a museum.

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