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Marble pillars discovered in Gaza port

Jan. 3, 2011 7:46 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 3, 2011 7:47 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Around 15 marble pillars have been discovered underwater at Gaza port, the Gaza government Tourism and Antiquities Ministry said Monday.

The ministry said four pillars have been retrieved from the water so far, and that the 4-meter columns date back to the Constantine Empire.

Ministry official Muhammad Khillah said the significance of the port lay in its underwater Roman history.

Many fishermen have reported seeing crowns, pottery and the foundations of buildings when the sea is calm.

The ministry would continue to examine the pillars, Khillah said, and remove them all from the water.

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