Gaza's ancient history uncoveredBreaking News
Gradually walls, homes, and the outlines of alleyways emerged from the sand.
These were the bones of the ancient Greek city of Antidon. And they were testimony to the extraordinary richness of Gaza's past.
Not only the Greeks passed this way. The Pharaohs of ancient Egypt, the Persians, the Romans, the Crusaders, the Turks, the British and many others left their mark on Gaza.
It has been described as one of the world's oldest living cities.
Layers of civilisation lie beneath its busy streets and crowded ranks of badly made apartment blocks.
It is a heritage almost entirely overlooked.
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Roberta Pollack Seid - 10/24/2005
Why isn't it surprising that the BBC's list of peoples who left their mark on Gaza's archeological history doesn't include Israelites and Jews? Given that they had over a 1000 year presence there--with prominent rabbis, yeshivas and thriving communities--that did not end until the Arab massacres of 1929, one would think the BBC might have included them in its list. Indeed, in 1946, Jews rebuilt Kfar Darom only to be expelled from it in 1948. (For a precis of the Jewish presence, see www.jafi.org.il/education/actual/conflict/disengagement/2.html)
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