Mysterious ruins in Syrian desert could be 10,000 years old

Posted on June 26, 2012

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A mysterious ancient building in Syria, described as a ‘landscape for the dead’ could be as old as 10,000 years ago – far older than the Great Pyramid.

But scientists have been unable to explore the ruins, unearthed in 2009, because of the conflict in the region.

The strange stone formations were uncovered in 2009, by archaeologist Robert Mason of the Royal Ontario Museum, who came across stone lines, circles, and tombs in a near-lifeless area of desert.

‘What it looked like was a landscape for the dead and not for the living,’ Mason said. ‘It’s something that needs more work and I don’t know if that’s ever going to happen.’

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