Re: [ANE-2] Strange early building with paintings found i Syria
- On Thu, 5 Oct 2006, Bjarte Kaldhol wrote:
> Dear Listmembers,There is a photograph of the excavation at
> There is an AFP report about "a large circular building dating back to
> 8,800 BC" found by French archaeologists near Ja'de in Syria. The
> building seems to have had a collective use, and part of the building
> takes the shape of the head of a bull and retains painted decorations,
> the oldest known in the Middle East." They are multi-coloured
> geometrical paintings".
> Does anyone know more about the find? Any chance of seeing photos of the
<http://metimes.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20061004-045017-4695r> but I
haven't seen any photos of the decorations that are recognizable as such.
A cropped and somewhat enlarged version of the same photograph can be seen
at <http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=17731>. All the news
accounts that I have seen quote the same press release.