Syria says reclaims 120 looted antiquities from Palmyra ruins

23 Mar 2015 8:41 AM | Anonymous

Syria says reclaims 120 looted antiquities from Palmyra ruins

DAMASCUS Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:09am EDT

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria has retrieved more than 120 antiquities looted from cemeteries in the millennia-old oasis city of Palmyra following years of destruction and war pillaging, its director of museums said on Wednesday.

Looters have breached tombs and Roman temples have been damaged in Palmyra, once a vital stopping point for caravans crossing the Syrian desert carrying spices, silks and perfumes, said Ahmad Deeb told Reuters in his office in Damascus.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/19/us-mideast-crisis-syria-antiquities-idUSKBN0MF1DO20150319

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