|The National Excavation Mission in Amrit Ended its Work for Season 2014|
|31/10/2014 - عدد القراءات : 1604|
The National excavation mission in Amrit archaeological site ended its work for 2014 season. According to the mission report, a remains of a building composed of a one row wall connected to a limestone floor mixed with marine pebbles was found in addition to large pottery jar with wide flange and many bronze coins dating back to the Byzantine era.
The recent finds involve also a cemetery estimated of approximately 350 m2 containing 29 graves that had been dug in the hard sand. The bodies face the same direction towards north- south, with their heads facing the south, except of a one body which his head facing the north. Some of the bodies had the hands put on the abdomen, others behind the back and most of the bodies had the hands laid on both sides.
They also found an industrial facility that might be presses or a sedimentation basin consisting of an assembly basin surrounded by a wall from all sides, its internal side painted with a thick limestone layer built over the sand layer, its floor is paved with several limestone layers mixed with marine pebbles to make it hardness and durability. In the southern wall there is a discharge channel flows into a wide basin extends from the east in an arc towards the south-west to cleave to the same basin wall to the west.
The mission is currently working on studying, analyzing and documenting the work results to be published, it will pursue its work in the same place next season to see if the cemetery was extended more towards the east, as well as to know the facility extension and if there was any attached places..
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