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2,400-year-old sculptures pieced together in Lebanon

Four ancient ceramic structures have been partially reassembled from pieces found in a trash dump in Lebanon. The best-preserved ceramic head is about 9 inches (24 centimeters) tall and 6 inches (15 centimeters) wide. It's decorated with red paint and includes a depiction of an ancient headdress known as a stephane,

Secret room found at ancient Sidon temple

An underground room has been discovered at the Temple of Sidon in Lebanon. Claude Serhal Doumit, head of the delegation, described the finding as significant, and said the room had been concealed by later developments built over it. “Sealed by the imposition of a Persian period building constructed on top of it,

The largest stone carved by human hands

Archaeologists working in Lebanon have uncovered the largest stone ever carved by human hands. Still partially buried, the monolith measures 19.6 meters (64 feet) in length, 6 meters (19.6 feet) wide, and is at least 5.5 meters (18 feet) high. Its weight is estimated at a bulky 1,650 tons, making it

Phoenician statue found in Lebanon

A Phoenician statue that dates back to the 6th century B.C. has been found in southern Lebanon. The priest, 115 centimeters high and dating back to the sixth century B.C., was found at the Freres College site, which has been under excavation for the last 16 years, the head of the

Artifacts stolen from Lebanon archaeology museum

Thirty artifacts have been stolen from the archaeology museum in the Jbeil district of Lebanon in a a daring nighttime raid. The artifacts were stolen by thieves overnight and were easily carried out of the museum, Layoun said in a statement after visiting Jbeil earlier in the day. He added that the

Six frescoed Roman tombs found in Lebanese cave

Archaeologists have discovered a cave in the coastal city of Tyre containing six frescoed Roman tombs. The three-metre by 12-metre (10-foot by 39-foot) cave contains six tombs from a Roman family, archaeologist Nader Siqlawi of the Directorate General of Antiquities told AFP. "The walls at the entrance are decorated with frescoes of

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