• Short Summary

    Around Sahab township, nine miles (15km) southeast of Amman, work is continuing on what is regarded as one of the most potentially important archaeological finds in Jordan.

  • Description

    Around Sahab township, nine miles (15km) southeast of Amman, work is continuing on what is regarded as one of the most potentially important archaeological finds in Jordan.

    While inhabitants of Sahab were digging the foundation for a building, they came across evidence of antiquities and the authorities in Amman were informed. Later, scientific excavation of three sites began under Dr Mu'awiyeh Ibrahim of the Jordan Department of Antiquities.

    The earliest "finds" so far date back to the Chalcolithic period, from 4,500 to 3,500 years B.C. There was also evidence of later Iron Age settlement....the largest yet discovered in the vicinity of Amman.

    Discoveries include pottery, flints and the remains of tools and implements, coffins and bodies.

    In one excavation, eight big jars used for burial were discovered. They were heometrically arranged in accordance with religious rites and contained such things as bronze and iron arms and ornaments dating from 1800-800 B.C. The jars were the first of ??? kind to be found in Jordan, although similar ones have been found on the Iraqi-Syrian border.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEYM9ZGBILNTAJYTMHK16FL4OX
    Media URN:
    VLVAEYM9ZGBILNTAJYTMHK16FL4OX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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