The new findings shed light on some of the ancient southern port city’s history. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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New excavations at Sidon's Freres archaeological site have unearthed two ancient tombs of Canaanite warriors dating back to the 19th century B.C., shedding light on some of the ancient southern port city's history. The dig, led by the British Museum under the supervision of Sidon's Directorate General of Antiquities, has uncovered 171 burials on the Freres site over 21 years, according to the head of the British Museum's delegation Claude Doumet-Serhal.Excavations at the site take place for two months each summer, with this year's dig set to end next week.Doumet-Serhal said she hoped excavations would resume next year, as the findings would be included in Sidon's historical museum when it opened to the public.
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