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Syria: Byzantine coins and water tank unearthed in archaeological city of Apamea
Global Arab Network - - Adnan Kassar
Syria (Hama) – the National Excavation Mission has unearthed some archaeological coins, clay pieces and water tank at the archaeological Bath of Acriba, to the north of the Archaeological city of Apamea in Hama province.

Head of Hama Antiquities Department Abdul Qader Farzat said that excavation works concentrated on the western part of the Bath in addition to conducting an exploration in the Byzantine House.

He clarified that excavation works included removing the surface layer in the western corridor which is made of lime and small stones in addition to different pieces of clay.

He pointed out that a water tank, feeding the canal to the east of the corridor, and a 160 cm brick building under the tank were uncovered, pointing out that the building was meant to heat the tank.

For his part, Head of the National Excavation in Apamea Nadim Khouri said that excavation works in the northern part uncovered a brick arch to the south of the water tank in addition to a 140cm terrace which leads to 8-step stairs.

He clarified that the mission also uncovered a reddish brown mosaic floor of room no. 5, adding that it does not display any pictures or decorations.

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