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Roman-era tombs discovered in N. Gaza

Roman-era tombs discovered in N. Gaza

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A worker excavates a Roman-era cemetery recently discovered in the northern Gaza Strip. Photo by Rizek Abdeljawad/Xinhua.
A worker excavates a Roman-era cemetery recently discovered in the northern Gaza Strip. Photo by Rizek Abdeljawad/Xinhua.

Gazan authorities have announced the discovery of a Roman-era cemetery consisting of more than 60 tombs in the north of the Palestinian enclave. This was reported by The Xinhua News Agency.

An excavation project was underway for the cemetery dating back to the 2nd to 4th century, local media reported, citing a statement by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

According to the ministry, the relics were first spotted by construction workers at their building site in a residential area.

A worker excavates a Roman-era cemetery recently discovered in the northern Gaza Strip. Photo by Rizek Abdeljawad/Xinhua.

Jamal Abu Raida, director-general of the ministry, said a number of antiquities have already been unearthed, including pottery jars and glass vessels.

"The technical teams from the ministry were working with foreign experts to analyse the cultural manifestations of the findings", – the official added.

The Gaza Strip is one of the oldest regions known to history as a trade nexus for Arab merchants.

A workers excavate a Roman-era cemetery recently discovered in the northern Gaza Strip. Photo by Rizek Abdeljawad/Xinhua.

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