Where are the traces of the city of Mary

The rich history of this country, as it is present, is evidenced by the opinion of the French archaeologist André Barro when he said that every human being has his motherland and Syria; It was not wrong, as the voices of the ancient civilizations that stemmed from them are still blatant, indicating that they are the mother of civilizations and the first human homeland. The location of the city of Mary is located in the Syrian Arab Republic, in a location known as Tal Hariri, which is located on the bank of the Euphrates River. It is located about 12 kilometers from the city of Albuqmal, on the border between the Syrian state and the Iraqi state. And twenty-five kilometers, which is within the territory of Merwiya and Zroua, to the east of which is the Euphrates River, which is three kilometers away. The location of the site of the city of Mary is ovoid, and there are several small valleys in the south-west of it, and the length of the north side of it up to one kilometer, and the distribution of several small hills, including the facilities of this city, except the Acropolis is located in the central hill Which is higher than the other, where it rises fifteen meters. Surrounded by the city of Mary Sur, was built to protect them, in addition to the presence of the River Euphrates in its north-east, which played an economic role in the life of this city, and also a defensive role. The discovery of the city of Mary has not been discovered since ancient times, but it was in the twentieth century, specifically the month of August of the year A thousand and nine hundred and thirty-three during the French rule of the Syrian state; where some of the people of the region bury one of their dead on a hill, and while trying to find a witness to the tomb were able After they tried to uproot one of the large stones in the area, they were surprised that it was one of the headless figurines. One of them went to the city of Boukamal, to the office of French officer Capan, and told him what they could do with this statue. This was amazing news for Kabban, who only went directly to the site to find that the large stones were a stereotype of a bare-trunked man with no head, his hands clasped to the top of his chest, his lower half covered with sashes and written above him with cuneiform writing. Kaban did not hesitate to help the people of the area to lift this statue buried in the ground, and was transferred to the city of Albuqamal, and in turn informed the leaders of what was discovered, in order to inform the Directorate of Antiquities at the time, which was the High Commission in Beirut, North Syria to go to the site, and wrote his report, and the transfer of this statue to the city of Deir al-Zour in Syria. He was commissioned by the Louvre Museum and Andre Barro, to see this statue and give his opinion of it, and thus constitute an archaeological expedition by the director of the antiquities curator Henri Sireg, to work on the discovery of the region. Discoveries The expedition discovered many monuments and statues in the area, most of which contain cuneiform inscriptions. One of the statues bore the word Lamgy-Mary. The most important archaeological discovery of the Ashtar temple dates back to the Hammurabi era. About three years later, the royal palace, dating back to the second millennium BC, was discovered. Among the findings were wall paintings, which greatly contributed to the understanding of Mary's life, the activities of its people, as well as the religious rites and beliefs. Also found in this city was the famous statue of the goddess of spring; a section was found, To show the goddess of spring standing, carrying a pot in her hands, and in its lines lines symbolize water as well as names, and this statue is considered a symbol of the Euphrates River. Many temples have been discovered in the city of Mary, such as the temple of Ninizaza and the Temple of Chamsh, in addition to the more than 25,000 numerals written in cuneiform language, which tell of the life of this great kingdom.


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