« Palestinian archaeologists discovered four ancient sarcophagi during excavations at a Roman cemetery in Gaza.
The Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced the discovery of four previously unknown graves, bringing the total to 134, including two lead coffins, as reported by local media sources.
« This is the first time a graveyard – from the 1st century BC to the 2nd century AD – has been excavated in Gaza. We already know that the Roman city is only 600 metres away from this site, » said archaeologist, Fadel Al-Oul.
According to the ministry, the newly discovered graves represent four different burial styles. The archaeologists also noted that ‘the tombs belong to different times within the Roman era.’
The total area of the burials was reportedly about 4,000 square metres and they are about 2,000 years old. »