Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 1-11-13

Years of conflict have exacted a heavy toll on centuries of history in the Gaza Strip. While traces of its rich past remain, the race to preserve what is left beneath the surface of this battle-scarred land is fraught with problems.

A mysterious “snake goddess” painted on terracotta and discovered in Athens may actually be Demeter, the Greek goddess of the harvest, and come from a 7th century BCE shrine.

More on the ongoing destruction of Syria’s cultural heritage sites.

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