Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Mysterious ruins found in Syrian desert

A mystery city older than the pyramids lies in Syria's deserts but conflict in the region is preventing archaeologists from decoding its riddles.
Fragments of stone tools, stone circles and lines on the ground, and even evidence of tombs appear to lie in the desert near the ancient monastery of Deir Mar Musa, 50 miles (80 km) north of Damascus, archaeologist Robert Mason of the Royal Ontario Museum said. He likened the formations to "Syria's Stonehenge."

Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/18880441/mysterious-ruins-found-in-syrian-desert-but-conflict-keeps-archaeologists-away#ixzz1yujE8659

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