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April‐June 2010 JOURNAL OF EURASIAN STUDIES Volume II., Issue 2.

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discoveries lie on three layers of settlements

indicating three different civilizations.

ForImmediateRelease.Net (Apr. 07, 2010)

http://www.forimmediaterelease.net/pm/3335.html

SSRII LLANKA

Archaeology A heap of ruins where a Hindu

temple of Chola period was believed to have

been buried has been unearthed in the Northern

part of Delft. The temple is 40 feet long and 10

feet wide. Professor P. Pushparatnam of the

Jaffna University History Department

commenting on the findings, said the people of

the locality are unable to say when this temple

was built.

Daily News (Mar. 09, 2010)

http://www.dailynews.lk/2010/03/09/news12.asp

SSYYRIIA

Archaeology Neolithic stone circles, alignments

and possible tombs were discovered. For Dr.

Robert Mason, an archaeologist with the Royal

Ontario Museum, it all began with a walk last

summer. Mason conducts work at the Deir Mar

Musa al‐Habashi monastery, out in the Syrian

Desert. Finds from the monastery, which is still

in use today by monks, date mainly to the

medieval period and include some beautiful

frescoes.

The Independent (Mar. 01, 2010)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/

news/syrias‐stonehenge‐neolithic‐stone‐circles‐alignments‐

and‐possible‐tombs‐discovered‐1914047.html

Archaeology A collection of Hellenistic coins

dating back to the era of Alexander the Great

were found near Najm Castle in the Manbej area

in Aleppo governorate (northern Syria ). The

coins were found by a local man as he was

preparing his land for construction, uncovering a

bronze box that contained around 250 coins. He

promptly delivered the coins to the authorities

who in turn delivered them to Aleppo

Department of Archaeology and Museum.

Global Arab Network (Mar. 02, 2010)

http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201003025027/

Travel/archaeological‐findings‐hellenistic‐coins‐

discovered‐in‐northern‐syria.html

Archaeology Damascus Countryside

Governorate announced Tuesday the unearthing

of 5 archaeological graveyards in old Daryya

City near Damascus, dating back to the 3rd and

4th Century AD. The discovered graveyards,

mostly dating back to the Roman and Byzantine

era, contain tens of skulls, Mahmoud Hamoud,

Damascus Countryside Archeology director said

in a statement to SANA.

SANA (Mar. 09, 2010)

http://www.sana.sy/eng/35/2010/03/09/277178.htm

Archaeology Hama governorate contains some

of the most important mosaics in Syria, with

around 50% of uncovered mosaics, most

significant of which is ʺTiba al‐Imam,ʺ a 600

square meters mosaic dating back to 242 AD.

Another mosaic housed at Hama National

Museum is the ʺMusiciansʺ mosaic. This piece,

measuring 4.25 meters by 5.37 meters, depicts six

female musicians and two children, in addition

to old musical instrument including an organ,

cymbals, two flutes, a harp and an Indian

musical instrument consisting of metal bowls

placed on a table.

Global Arab Network (Mar. 24, 2010)

http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201003245260/

Related‐news‐from‐Syria/archaeologists‐sublime‐

technique‐makes‐syrian‐mosaics‐on‐of‐the‐greatest‐in‐the‐

world.html

Archaeology Tal Bokrous is a sample of the first

agricultural village built according to the

architectural style of the Stone Age in Deir Ezzor,

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