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Reports Suggest Anthedon Damaged by Construction

Friday, April 19, 2013

GAZA—Bulldozers are reportedly digging at the site of the 3,000-year-old port of Anthedon, along the coast of Gaza City. The work, ordered by Hamas, is to build a new military installation. An interior ministry official says that the work is limited and will not damage archaeological remains, but concerned citizens have contacted officials from UNESCO and Hamas Premier Ismail Haniyet, asking them to protect the site’s mosaics and pillars.