Over the years, during the Syrian civil war, opposition forces have controlled several lands that hold priceless historical sites and treasures.
These include the ancient city of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 2,000-year-old Roman-era colonnade, the Temple of Balshamin and the Temple of Bell. Not only did vandals damage many of the sites, some even stole artifacts and sold them on the black market.
Now, archaeologists in Rastan have just fully uncovered a Roman mosaic dating to the In the fourth century AD, it was once under the control of opposition forces.
However, the area was returned to state control the following year, and now that the mosaic has been studied by archaeologists, they plan to preserve it to see how far it extends beneath surrounding buildings.
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