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Roman Sarcophagus

This limestone sarcophagus is unfinished as the wreath is roughly blocked out in the lower part of the tomb, but the eagle on the lid looks relatively well finished.

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General view of the garden of Damascus National Museum with Classical and Late Antique sculpture on display

This image shows how sculpture is displayed in an outdoor context at the National Museum of Damascus as the collection is so extensive that only the exceptional works are displayed inside the museum.

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Limestone Funerary Effigy of a Man

This limestone carving is a funerary effigy for an unknown man.

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Sarcophagus with mythological figures and swags

This limestone sarcophagus is decorated with mythological figures and stylised foliate swags.

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Limestone Funerary Effigy of a Woman

This limestone carving is a funerary effigy for an unknown woman.

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Carved Basalt Slab

This carved basalt slab contains cruciform imagery but is extremely unlikely to have come from a church, as such motifs were widespread in the Roman and Late Antique periods and often were intended as abstract designs rather than having an underlying meaning.

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Basalt Door

These basalt doors are found across Syria, but generally most frequently originate from the Syrian Limestone Massif around Aleppo and Idlib provinces. They are found throughout the Late Antique period and were a particular feature of tower-houses occupied by multiple families. In some cases these doors have remained in situ, thus enabling us to see how they would have been far easier to operate than the modern viewer would expect.

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Roman Sarcophagus

This Roman sarcophagus in the gardens of the National Museum illustrates the working methods of Roman artisans as the decoration is roughly blocked out but crucially left unfinished so that the purchaser could dictate exactly how they wanted the object to be completed.

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Finds record of the 2010 excavation season at Zalabiyeh

This Excel document records the finds that were collected and lodged in the Deir ez Zor Museum during the 2010 excavation season. These objects are now presumed lost or destroyed due to the IS presence in the town as a consequence of the Syrian civil war.

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