Mysterious ancient ruins found in Syria
June 26, 2012 | 21 comments
Image Credit: CC 3.0 Bernard Gagnon
Evidence of an ancient city that could predate the Egyptian Pyramids has been discovered in Syria.
Stone tool fragments, stone circles and other clues have been unearthed near the ancient monastery of Deir Mar Musa near Damascus, however due to current events in the region archaeologists have been unable to investigate. Robert Mason of the Royal Ontario Museum came across the finds during a trip in 2009.
"What it looked like was a landscape for the dead and not for the living," he said. "It’s something that needs more work and I don’t know if that’s ever going to happen." Mason has nicknamed the discoveries "Syria's Stonehenge".
A mystery city lies in Syria’s deserts, one older than the pyramids -- but the war-torn area is preventing archaeologists from decoding its riddles.
Source: Fox News
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