Authorities Confiscate Stolen Archeological Artefacts in Palmyra

The pieces include funerary art pieces that are over 2,000 years old

The authorities in Palmyra, Homs countryside, said they confiscated a large number of archeological artefacts stolen by terrorists who had excavated them illegally and hidden them in a house.

 

A source in the province said that pieces, which are over 2,000 years old, are funerary art pieces, including a sculpture dating back to the first or second century AD, depicting a father and two sons.

 

The second piece is the bottom of a sarcophagus bearing carvings of two priests and two women, while the third piece is a funerary sculpture depicting of a family consisting of a father, mother and three children.

 

The artefacts also include decorative sculpture fragments and parts of helical columns.

 

Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer

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