Culture & Society | Global Arab Network
The Syrian-Japanese Archaeological Expedition uncovered 13 individual graves during their work at the private burial chamber number 129 located near the Northern defensive wall of the ancient city of Palmyra.
The graves were used to bury children that apparently were less than two years old when they died. Some of the graves are simple holes in the grounds containing a coffin, in addition to two graves consisting of medium-sized clay jars containing skeletons of children that are estimated to have been only a few months old when they died.
These graves date back to the third century AD, during the heyday of the Palmyrene kingdom.
This discovery was made as the Syrian-Japanese Archaeological Expedition concluded work at the site, performing topographic and architectural surveys in order to rebuild the site in upcoming seasons and study the artefacts found in it. (ASNA)Global Arab Network