The hidden treasures of Gaza

Eltarabesh, Hamza Abu
Date Written:  2016-04-19
Publisher:  Electronic Intifada
Year Published:  2016
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19320

A small room on a rooftop in the occupied Gaza Strip’s crowded Beach refugee camp resembles a miniature archaeological museum. It is the workshop of Nafez Abed, 55, who studies archaeological artifacts in order to replicate them in exquisite detail. Abed copies antiquities photographed in history books and ones he’s seen during visits to archaeological sites across Gaza, which many a civilization has passed through, as well as in other Arab countries and Europe.

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