Archaeologists from the British Museum team unearthed a medieval defensive tower in Lebanon - in pictures

According to Dr. Claude Serhal, head of the team of archaeological excavations of the British Antiquities Museum, the most recent findings on this site of the ancient city of Sidon reflect the rich history of the Lebanese city.
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Excavation works by a British Museum team, who discovered a medieval defensive tower in addition to pottery, in Sidon, southern Lebanon. According to Doctor Claude Serhal, head of the British Antiquities Museum's archeological excavation team (working since 1998), most of the recent finds on the site of the ancient city of Sidon emphasized the historical richness of the city. It showed the rituals of the Canaanites, the Phoenicians and other historical tribes.
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Excavation works by a British Museum team, who discovered a medieval defensive tower in addition to pottery, in Sidon, southern Lebanon.
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Excavation works by a British Museum team in Sidon, southern Lebanon.
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A child's Canaanite necklace excavated by a British Museum team in Sidon, southern Lebanon.
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Alabaster jar from Egypt found in the Phoenician temple by a British Museum team in Sidon, southern Lebanon.
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Excavation works by a British Museum team, who discovered a medieval defensive tower in addition to pottery, in Sidon, southern Lebanon.
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Excavation works by a British Museum team in Sidon, southern Lebanon.
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British museum conservator Philippa Pearce displays an Alabaster jar from Egypt found in the Phoenician temple in Sidon, southern Lebanon.
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Austrian specialist in Mycenean pottery Reinhard Yung at work in Sidon, southern Lebanon.
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A jar from the Persian period bearing a human face excavated by a British Museum team in Sidon, southern Lebanon.