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Sweida museum: A history of basalt

Sweida, Sweida’s Museum encapsulates the history of the Black Basalt area in Sweida province, and is characterized by architecture whose walls are made of basalt which is a defining feature of the area’s volcanic nature.

The museum contains basalt stone sculptures and paintings of rare and beautiful mosaics depicting Greek mythological scenes, pottery and glass vessels and a collection of precious stones and ornaments.

The museum also contains a valuable collection of gold, bronze and copper coins ,dating back to the Nabataeans ages and the Roman, Byzantine and Arab Islamic eras.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency