Seal

Description

The first seals appeared in Syria a little after 6000 BC, when people began to store agricultural surpluses in community storehouses and wanted to control access to these buildings. The seals took the form of stamps, like the one shown here.

  • Site: RAS SHAMRA, ANCIENT UGARIT

  • Date: 5800 B.C

  • Material: Stone

  • Item Dimensions: 5.1 x 4.3 cm

  • Archaeological Mission:

  • National Museum Of Damascus (2011) – Museum Number: DAMASCUS 56

  • Index Code: Dam 0302

Excavation Site Location

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  • Dam 0302 / 226 SLC

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