Builders uncover 2,000-year-old Roman cemetery in Gaza

Men work in a newly discovered Roman cemetery in Gaza, in this handout photo obtained by Reuters, February 17, 2022. Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities/Handout via REUTERS

A 2,000-year-old Roman cemetery containing at least 20 ornately decorated graves has been uncovered near the shoreline in the northern Gaza Strip, with the antiquities ministry calling it the most important local discovery of the past decade.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Writing by Nidal Almughrabi; Editing by Alison Williams