2,000-year-old temple ruins found in Syria

The temple dates back to the Nabataean era (169 BC-106 AD) in Swaida.

Damascus: Syria has unearthed ruins of a 2,000-year-old temple, a news agency reported on Sunday.

The temple dates back to the Nabataean era (169 BC-106 AD) in Swaida, 106 km to the south of Damascus.

Yaser Shaar, an archaeologist, said that the temple was built on the ruins of an older temple from the pre-Hellenistic period.

He said that the excavation also revealed remains of a stone cemetery engraved in rock, according to a report by Syria`s official news agency.

The Nabataean kingdom was located between Sinai Peninsula and the Arabian Peninsula with Petra as capital.

IANS