Gaza’s ancient history uncovered

Around the world, Gaza is seen only as a deeply troubled place – a bloody arena in the Palestinians’ confrontation with Israel.

But efforts are being made now to present a fuller picture.

The Palestinian Authority has approved a plan to build a national archaeological museum in Gaza.

Land has been set aside, and the United Nations is helping to develop the project.

“People around the world have looked at Gaza through the TV as a place of violence and anarchy,” says the head of the United Nations Development Programme in Gaza, Khalid Abdul Shafi.

“Yes there was violence. But there is another face of Gaza – there is culture and archaeology and history.”



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