In pictures: Ancient graves uncovered in Gaza

Gaza-based archaeologist Ayman Hassouna said the finds suggested the grave dated back to the Roman era, 2,000 years ago.
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A picture shows a view of a freshly-discovered cemetery in the garden of a house in Beit Hanun. Experts said the graves were part of a loculus tomb that possibly dates from the late Roman-Byzantine era in the fourth to sixth century CE.
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A picture shows recovered small pottery items found at a freshly-discovered cemetery in the garden of a house in Beit Hanun. Experts said the graves were part of a loculus tomb that possibly dates from the late Roman-Byzantine era in the fourth to sixth century CE.
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A Palestinian child holds buckets full of pottery fragments at a freshly-discovered cemetery in the garden of a house in Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip. Experts said the graves were part of a loculus tomb that possibly dates from the late Roman-Byzantine era in the fourth to sixth century CE.
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Abdul Karim al-Kafarnah, a Palestinian resident of Beit Hanun, collects pottery fragments at a freshly-discovered cemetery in the garden of his house in the town in the northern Gaza Strip. Experts said the graves were part of a loculus tomb that possibly dates from the late Roman-Byzantine era in the fourth to sixth century CE.
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Abdul Karim al-Kafarnah, a Palestinian resident of Beit Hanun, holds a seal at a freshly-discovered cemetery in the garden of his house in the town in the northern Gaza Strip. Experts said the graves were part of a loculus tomb that possibly dates from the late Roman-Byzantine era in the fourth to sixth century CE.
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Abdul Karim al-Kafarnah, a Palestinian resident of Beit Hanun, passes on a bucket full of pottery fragments at a freshly-discovered cemetery in the garden of his house in the town in the northern Gaza Strip. Experts said the graves were part of a loculus tomb that possibly dates from the late Roman-Byzantine era in the fourth to sixth century CE.
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Abdul Karim al-Kafarnah, a Palestinian resident of Beit Hanun, holds a pottery fragment at a freshly-discovered cemetery in the garden of his house in the town in the northern Gaza Strip. Experts said the graves were part of a loculus tomb that possibly dates from the late Roman-Byzantine era in the fourth to sixth century CE.
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Palestinians collect pottery fragments at a freshly-discovered cemetery in a house garden in the town of Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip. Experts said the graves were part of a loculus tomb that possibly dates from the late Roman-Byzantine era in the fourth to sixth century CE.
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A picture shows recovered stones found at a freshly-discovered cemetery in the garden of a house in Beit Hanun. Experts said the graves were part of a loculus tomb that possibly dates from the late Roman-Byzantine era in the fourth to sixth century CE.
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A picture shows recovered small pottery items found at a freshly-discovered cemetery in the garden of a house in Beit Hanun. Experts said the graves were part of a loculus tomb that possibly dates from the late Roman-Byzantine era in the fourth to sixth century CE.