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Ain Birbiyeh

This is a sandstone temple that was constructed during the end of the First Century B.C.E and the early part of the First Century C.E.

The earliest part of the building dates to about 10 B.C.E. in the time of Augustus Cæsar, and the names of Titus and of Hadrian are also attested. With a poor quality of stone, and centuries of irrigation over the site after its abandonment, the structure needs conservation treatment as soon as it is exposed.

The constant presence of a conservator is necessary to ensure decorated surfaces are treated within 24 hours of exposure. Once the monument has been completely recorded, it will be reburied as the best way of preserving it.

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