Archeological artifacts stolen by terrorists found in Homs countryside

Homs, SANA – The authorities in Homs on Tuesday found a number of archeological artifacts that terrorists had stolen and planned on smuggling abroad in al-Rastan in Homs’ northern countryside.

SANA’s reporter said that while canvassing the northern countryside of Homs, the authorities found archeological artifacts that terrorists had concealed in a house with the intention of smuggling them abroad.

Curator of Homs Museum Lubaba al-Ali said these items consist of a number of medium-sized pots, a large storage pot, a lion statue, a bronze staye, limestone weights, clay lanterns, bone spindles, two seals (one bearing Egyptian hieroglyphs and the other dating back to the ottoman era, limestone fragments from a mosaic, and a collection of Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic coins.

Hazem Sabbagh

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