Archeologists unearth water tunnel in Umm Qais

Umm Qais
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AMMAN — Jordanian archaeologists began excavating on the site of a water tunnel believed to hark back to the Hellenistic era in the northern city of Umm Qais, Jafra News reported.اضافة اعلان

Attif Al-Shayyab, heading a team of archeologists from Yarmouk University, said digging is expected to reveal the length and full dimensions of the tunnel.

It is also expected that the team will be able to determine the material used in building the tunnel, Shayyab added.

“We will also be analyzing the time span in which this tunnel was built, through drawings carved on the walls,” he said, according to Jafra News.

The project will provide new archaeological, architectural, and historical information on the tunnel, and knowledge of its relationship with other sites in the vicinity.

Previously, the team excavated walls, floors, and architectural installations dating back to the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic periods.

A separate dig previously revealed a platform that was built from huge rocks. Preliminary analysis showed it belonged also to the Hellenistic era.

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