Friday, February 18, 2022

Roman graves excavated in Gaza

ARCHAEOLOGY: Builders find 2,000-year-old Roman cemetery in Gaza (Nidal Al-Mughrabi, Reuters).
Twenty Roman graves have been located so far and the team expect to unearth 80 in total within the 50-square-meter cemetery. Only two graves have been opened, one contained skeletal remains and some clay jars.

Because of the shape of the graves and the relatively ornate decorations, they likely belonged to "senior ranking people" in the Roman empire during the first century, said Jamal Abu Rida, director-general of Gaza's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

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