Ancient Skulls Dating Back to 7th Millennium B.C. Found
- Ancient Skulls Dating Back to 7th Millennium B.C.Unearthed Near Damascus, New Details on other FindingsDAMASCUS, (SANA)-October 03, 2006Ashtar/Ishtar/Inanna bust found in diggings dated to 7th millennium B.C.Ashtar worship here goes back to at least 9th century B.C. (above is Illustrationonly of Ashtar/Inanna).
The French archeological team have unearthed a typical village built from mud and dating back to the 7th Millennium B.C. at Tel Aswad site in Jdaydat al-Khass near Damascus.Sources said the Tartars skulls, embedded with lime masks and eyes covered with tar, suggested that there were rituals and funeral ceremonies at the time, adding that such findings indicated that mummification was in its early use and the beginning of revolutionary knowledge in history.
The bringing to light of these findings was one of the most important archeological discoveries in Syria this year.
In a statement to SANA staff reporter on Tuesday, General Director of the Museums and Ruins Dr. Bassam Jamous said the latest discovery at Ja'adat al-Maghara site in Manbej on the right bank of River Euphrates in northern Syria of an ox colored head assured the spread of ox worshipping in this region.
He added that the discovery of a bust of goddess Ashtar made from glassy mud stressed that this goddess was worshiped since the 9th Millennium B.C.
Regarding the new discovery at Haloula site on River Euphrates, Dr. Jamous pointed out that the Spanish Archeological expedition in cooperation with Syrian students working at the site found black, red and brown colored walls and floors which reflected a developed thinking.
He added that this discovery stressed the existence of an artistic school dating back to the 7th Millennium B.C.