Young Gazans unite to try to save ar­chae­o­log­i­cal site from bull­doz­ers

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ARCHAEOLOG­ICAL NEWS -

Young men and women gath­ered at the an­cient site of Tell es-Sakan to call on the Min­istry of Tourism and An­tiq­ui­ties in Gaza, the Pales­tinian Land Author­ity (PLA), as well as his­tory ex­perts and pro­fes­sors, to stop the works at the old­est ar­chae­o­log­i­cal site in Gaza.

French ar­chae­ol­o­gist and con­sul­tant Jean-Bap­tiste Hum­bert ac­knowl­edged the ur­gent need in Gaza for res­i­den­tial build­ings, but asked for time to con­duct ex­ca­va­tions at the site. How­ever, a lack of fund­ing and the decade-long siege im­posed on the Gaza Strip has pre­vented in­ter­na­tional ex­plo­ration mis­sions from be­ing able to con­duct ex­ca­va­tions.

Ex­ca­va­tions at Tell es-Sul­tan, Jeri­cho

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