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Jordan found an ancient tomb

ancient tombIn the Jordanian discovered an ancient tomb in a cave and two burial chambers. According to preliminary data, the discovery belongs to the Hellenistic / early Roman period. The find was made by chance stumbled on the tomb of the workers in the course of the project to expand the local sewage network and wastewater.

Large burial chamber contains the tomb of basalt stone, decorated with protruding etchings in the form of two lions’ heads, and the remains of human bones. The walls are painted with oil murals, which depict mythological scenes with figures of men and horses. Some of the frescoes partially eroded, but the majority remained intact, allowing scientists to get a better understanding of the funeral rites of the past. The second chamber contains two more rock tombs without any artifacts. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 26, 2016 in Historical


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