Rarest Mosaic Depicting the Trojan War has Been Discovered in Syria


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"The stunning artwork constructed 1,600 years ago, is adorned with soldiers carrying swords and shields, along with their names, and images of fierce Amazons who fought alongside the people of Troy." from video introduction


See the Stunning 1,600-Year-Old Mosaic Unearthed in Syria

"Archaeologists found the artwork beneath a building in Rastan

Archaeologists in Syria have uncovered a 1,600-year-old mosaic depicting scenes from the Trojan War, officials announced last week.

The well-preserved mosaic was hiding beneath a fourth-century building in Rastan, a town near Homs. Businessmen with the Nabu Museum in neighboring Lebanon bought the property and donated it to the Syrian government. In 2018, the government reclaimed Rastan from rebels amid the ongoing Syrian Civil War.

“It is not the oldest of its kind, but it’s the most complete and the rarest,” says Hammam Saad, who leads excavations and archaeological research at Syria's General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums, to the Agence France-Presse (AFP). “We have no similar mosaic.”.. from the article: See the Stunning 1,600-Year-Old Mosaic Unearthed in Syria


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