Roman era cemeteries found on in West Bank

DFN: Romans on the West Bank, I wonder how they got there? I’m sure more will be coming out regarding this find! This site also seems to stay on top of archaeological finds / digs.

Roman-era cemeteries found in West Bank
By ANI
November 2nd, 2009
http://blog.taragana.com/n/roman-era-cemeteries-found-in-west-bank-214722/

BETHLEHEM – Palestinian tourism and antiquities police has uncovered Roman-era cemeteries in the town of Halhul, north of Hebron, West Bank.

“As the municipality of Halhul was using heavy machinery to expand the main road, a number of Roman-era graves and skeletons were found, and workers immediately contacted antiquities police,” the department told Ma’an News Agency in a statement.

Ramadan Awad, the head of Hebron’s police department, asked residents to report any related discoveries to the antiquities olice “in order to help preserve the civil and historic heritage of Palestine.” (ANI)

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