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4,000-year-old Canaanite warrior found in Sidon dig

August 6, 2008

The British Museum’s excavation team in Sidon have recently unearthed a new grave containing human skeletal remains belonging to a Canaanite warrior. According to Serhal, the delegation made the discovery at the “Freres” excavation site near Sidon’s crusader castle.

“This is the 77th grave that we have discovered at this site since our digging activities has started ten years ago with Lebanese-British financing,” she said.

According to Serhal, the remains go back to 2000 B.C., with a British archeologist saying the warrior had been buried at the age of 15 to 20 along with a spear and two stamps.

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