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1,000-year-old minaret destroyed in Syria

A 1,000-year-old minaret, part of one of the 11th century Great Mosque in Aleppo, Syria, has been destroyed due to fighting between the Free Syrian Army and government troops. The state news agency Sana accused rebels of blowing up the 11th-Century minaret of the Umayyad Mosque. However, activists say the minaret was

Bronze-Age burial chamber found in Syria

A Bronze-Age burial chamber containing the remains of eight skeletons has been found in Aleppo, Syria. He said that the excavations uncovered the remains of 8 skeletons of different ages and in different positions, most of them in a crouching position with the head facing north. Other finds include funerary artifacts such