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Authorities seize stolen archeological pieces in Palmyra

August 26, 2014

Homs, SANA - Competent authorities seized Monday a number of archeological pieces which date back to the first and second centuries A.D.

while searching one of the farms near al-Madafeen area to the south of Palmyra city in Homs countryside.

A source in Homs told SANA that terrorists excavated in the farms area and unearthed a number of archeological pieces, preparing them to be smuggled and sold outside the country.

National Palmyra Museum Curator Khalil al-Hariri said the archeological pieces included a half panel of strong limestone for a man, a half panel for a woman with her traditional clothes, jewels and a funeral picture.

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Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

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