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Gaza treasures at risk due to war and neglect

The Gaza Strip has been a tumultuous place for a while and beneath the area are centuries of treasures that have yet to be unearthed and preserved, and the sites that are found are under constant risk of damage from the battles going on around. "A bomb directly hit the Byzantine

Reining in the Gaza Strip antiquities black market

Authorities in the Gaza Strip are trying to rein in the black market trade of archaeological treasures. "Gaza was for centuries the primary trade outlet of the hinterland of Jordan and the greater Arabian Peninsula," says Salim al-Mubaid, a professor at Gaza's Islamic University. "The Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Mamluks, and

Hoard of ancient coins found in Gaza

1,300 antique silver coins have been found in Gaza, near the ancient Egyptian town of Rafah. He said archaeologists had also uncovered a black basalt grinder, a coin with a cross etched on it, and the remains of walls and arches believed to have been built in 320 BC. They also discovered