Archaeologists say findings include segments of marble pillars with ornate Corinthian capitals, one nearly three metres long, as ssen in Gaza City April 4, 2016.
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Construction workers in Gaza have discovered ancient ruins that archaeologists say may be part of a Byzantine church dating from around 1,500 years ago, the Palestinian Tourism and Antiquities Ministry said Monday.Gaza was a prosperous seaport during the Roman period, with a diverse population of Greeks, Romans, Jews, Egyptians and Persians.That continued until the Muslim Gen. Amr ibn al-As conquered Gaza in A.D. 637, after which most of the population adopted Islam and Christian places of worship abandoned. Abu Rida said the preparation for a shopping center may have to be halted should excavations lead to the discovery of more pieces.It is located not far from the old spice market, near the ancient Omari Mosque, built a thousand years ago, and the Church of Saint Porphyrius, dating from the fifth century.
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