New archaeological discoveries at the Zeus temple in Qanawat, Sweida

Sweida, SANA_ The national archaeological mission of  Sweida Antiquities Department has completed the archaeological excavations for the current season in the eastern part of the Temple of Zeus “Majestuous” in Qanawat village.

In a statement to SANA reporter Head of  Sweida Antiquities Department Nashat Kiwan, stated that, throughexcavations, architectural spaces  that form small rooms were uncovered.

The rubble was removed to show architectural types such as small doors leading to these rooms, Kiwan mentioned.

Also, part of the temple lower base and the water channel that passed through those rooms and fed parts of the temple and leads to a water tank in front of the temple were discovered.

Kiwan stated that the mission consisted of cadres of Sweida Antiquities Department,  specialists in archeology, architecture and restoration with the participation of graduates and students of the Archeology Department at the Second College of Arts in Sweida .

According to Kiwan this participation has yielded good results at the archaeological and professional levels.

The Temple of Zeus “Majestus” is one of the important archaeological landmarks in Qanawat in the countryside of Sweida  which date back to the 1st  century BC. It is located in the upper part of “The Acropolis“ city in Qanawat where it was representing a huge house for worship.

Nisreen Othman / Hybah /Gh.A.Hassoun


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