Syrian authorities unearth Byzantine mosaic flooring in east Hama (pictures)

A Byzantine mosaic panel was discovered during the Syrian Arab Army’s sweeping operations in the area surrounding Uqerbat town in the eastern countryside of Hama.

An army unit found a 7×7 meters square mosaic panel in the vicinity of Uqerbat town during the demining of the area in preparation for the return of the families to their villages, Hama Police Chief Maj. Gen Ashraf Taha told SANA.

He pointed out that the police forces provided the necessary protection in order to facilitate the full excavation at the site where an archaeological team is working to complete the excavation of the full panel.

On September, the Syrian Arab Army regained control over Uqerbat town after the elimination of the last terrorist gatherings in it.

SANA