Middle East

Antiquities from Palmyra rescued: SANA

BEIRUT: Syrian authorities have seized eight antiquities from the famed desert oasis of Palmyra from “terrorists” who intended to smuggle them out of the country, state-run agency SANA said Sunday. 

It quoted the director of the state museum located in the modern city of Tadmur, Khalil Hariri, as saying the pieces dated from the second century A.D. 

The agency said the items had been stolen by “terrorists” who spirited them away to nearby orchards, with the intention of smuggling them outside the country.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on June 09, 2014, on page 8.




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