Syria (Hama) - The national Archaeological expedition found a unique reddish brown mosaic with a length of 4.8 meters and a width of 3 meters in addition to several
coins dating back to the 1st century AD.
Head of Hama Antiquities Department Abdul Qader Farzat said the mosaic was uncovered in Chamber No. 5 Acriba Bath inside Apamea which is six meters long, five meters wide and 4 meters high.
Farzat pointed out that the expedition worked mainly on the western corridor of the bath which is 11 meters long where clay dishes dating back to Byzantine Age were found in addition to a wall upon which a clay canal was found.
Head of the archaeological mission Nadim Khoury clarified that the expedition found in Hall No.1 of Acriba Bath an arch connecting the room with the hall, a six-meter water tank and a brick floor underneath with two clay channels that were used to heat water.
Adding that "it's believed that Hall No. 1 was the hot part of the bath which was built in the 1st century."
He pointed out that excavation works included chamber No. 4 which is 5 meters long and 7 meters high where parts of the bath and an arch of a door leading to 8-step stairs which lead to a water basin were found.
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