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Gaza issues first-of-its-kind archaeological guide

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in the Gaza Strip issued a first-of-its-kind archaeological guide providing a detailed explanation of all the 39 archaeological sites and buildings found across the coastal enclave.
A general view shows the remains of an atrium at the archaeological site of Saint Hilarion Monastery, also known as Tell Umm Amer, in the central Gaza Strip, May 11, 2022.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Along with a team of researchers and editors, Gazan history and archaeology researcher Hiyam al-Bitar worked long hours to compile an archaeological guide that she published under the title “Gaza, the Gateway to the Levant.”

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Bitar said that it took her six months to prepare the scientific material for the illustrated guide. She paused, laughed and said that it also took her about six pens to handwrite the material.

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