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5th century Mosaic painting discovered in Hama

Tehran, A mosaic painting that dates back to the fifth century AD was discovered in al-Kharayeb village in Salhab area, 48 km west of Hama city.

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 painting he found in his garden.

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

Farzat clarified that the dimensions of the painting are 13.5 and 2.30 meters. It is decorated with geometric shapes and inscriptions in Latin of a church floor that dates back to 412 of the fifth century AD in the Byzantine era.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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