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    Burial site dating back to 18th century BC found in Syria

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    DAMASCUS, December 4 (RIA Novosti) - A burial site dating back to the 18th century BC has been discovered during an archaeological excavation near Damascus, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said.

    The agency quoted on Monday a source in the Syrian General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums as saying several human skeletons and burial items, including 120 ceramic vessels and plates, had been found.

    Archaeologists believe the find could date back to the reign of Arabian tribes in the first half of 2000 BC. They say the burial site is similar to Palestinian, Lebanese and Syrian locations, which suggests a common civilization existed in the region before the arrival of Islam.

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