The Syria of today offers tourists as much a cultural experience as a sightseeing one, where ancient history provides a fascinating backdrop to everyday life on the streets                          

 


SYRIAN ANTIQUITIES OF THE GREEK, ROMAN
AND BYZANTINE PERIODS

Section One

The Department consists o the following sections:

Hall of the Museum: contains the most beautiful statues discovered in Latakia, and two mosaics, one discovered at Shahba and the other at the district of Hama.

HALL OF THE MUSEUM

This hall which is extremely rich in beautiful statues attracts the visitors of the Museum. We have exhibited here some of the statues discovered at Shahba (Philipolis) i.e. the city of Philip ( the Arab ), A mosaic panel of the Byzantine period is also exhibited on the floorand the most beautiful statues discovered in Latakia .

The Doryphore Statue :

This statue was found in1976 at (El-Sheikh Dhaher) quarter Latakia, made from marble. The preserved part of him is 150 cm Height and his shoulders are 60 cm Wide, he is a copy of the statue of the Greek artist (Polyeuktos) from the fifth century B.C. The artist made the statue's head, the standard unit for the other parts of the body. The statue represents a young man carries spear; he is characterized by youth, force and beauty. He stands up on the right foot while the left leans on her instep only.

 
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