|Damage at Tell Sheikh Hasan in Raqqa|
|20/11/2014 - عدد القراءات : 1490|
According to the information received from Tell Sheikh Hasan (located in the left bank of Balikh river in northern Syria 50-55 km north of Raqqa), the site had previously been subjected to acts of excavation and digging by antiquities small groups thieves without using machines.
The shrine which was built on the site was bombed by ISIS similar to the rest of the shrines in the area. The illegal excavations stopped currently in favor of the local community cooperation in protecting the site.
The excavations results in Tell Sheikh Hasan indicate the existence of several buildings, churches, Hamams and residential houses dating back to the Byzantine period; as well as potteries and ceramics dating back to the Mamluk and early Abbasid era.
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