Syrian Antiquities on Postcards

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Mosaic of Venus, 2nd century AD, Sweida Museum, Syria

Adonis Temple, 54 A.D., Limestone, National Museum, Damascus

Religious scene – Ashtar and Tika, 1st century A.D.
Palmyra Museum

From Ugarit Palace, 1250 B.C. now in National Museum, Damascus. The clay tablet, including seal, is a decree regarding the divorce of a king from the daughter of another king.

Dated at around, 1400 BC, this small clay tablet about the size of a thumb has 30 characters from the Ugarit alphabet. National Museum, Damascus

This necklace from the Tomb of the Lord of the Goats is dated between 1760 to 1700 B.C.
National Museum, Aleppo

Statue of a goddess with flowing vase symbolising fertility. White stone. 1800 – 1750 B.C. National Museum, Aleppo

The fragment of a wall painting, 1900 – 1750 B.C. A servant leads a sacrificial bull. National Museum, Aleppo

Ebla, Royal Palace, 2350 – 2300 B.C. The clay tablet is a contract between the ruler of Ebla and the prince of Abarsal. National Museum, Aleppo

From Ebla Royal Palace, 2400 – 2300 B.C. National Museum, Aleppo

A statue of a singer, 26 cm high; dated around 2500 B.C. National Museum, Damascus

This lion headed eagle dates back to around 2500 B.C. it was used as a pendant. National Museum, Damascus

The King of Mari, from the temple of Nini-Zaza, 2600 – 2350 B.C. 114 cm tall. National Museum, Damascus

Seated female, 34 cm tall. From the Temple of Ishtar, 2600 – 2350 B.C.
National Museum, Damascus

This model of a round house dates back to 2900 – 2500 BC. It’s 28.5 cm tall. National Museum of Damascus

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