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Syria: 2000 Square Meter of Mosaics at Archaeological Ma'arat al-Nu'man Museum
Global Arab Network - - Maha Karim
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Syria (Idleb) - Museum of Ma'arat al-Nu'man, in the northwestern city of Idlib, includes more than 2000 square meter of the ancient mosaic, displayed for the tourists, in addition to 400 square meter of stored mosaic.

Supervisor of the Museum, Ahmad Gharib told Tishreen daily that due to the narrow area of the storehouses, there are 3 mosaic panels, each of 700 square meters that were unearthed in the southern towns on Ma'arat al-Numan.

The panels are kept at the owner of the house where they were discovered.

The Museum, built in 1974, was dedicated to be a khan with its sections and occupies an area of 7000 meters. The Mosaic panels were displayed in the 4-paviliions museum with legendry topics.

In the Museum corridors to the east and south, several historical pieces, restored from Canada of al-Ma'ara origin, have been shown.

Heroic scenes and wars like the panel of Heracles have been shown as well as scenes of the paradise and hunt. The northern part of Syria includes the most important panels of mosaic according to the modern historical discoveries. (SANA)

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