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Canaanite sculpture dating back to about 2500 BC discovered in the Gaza Strip

Canaanite sculpture dating back to about 2500 BC discovered in the Gaza Strip
The Canaanite sculpture dating back to 2500 BC found in the Gaza Strip.

KHAN YUNIS, Monday, April 25, 2022 (WAFA) - A farmer in the city of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, and while cultivating his land today, found a Canaanite sculpture dating back to about 2500 BC.

The sculpture is 22 cm tall, made of limestone, with a head but without a body, and attached to the head was the crown of the snake, which was used by the gods as a symbol of strength and invincibility.

The Canaanite sculpture belongs to the Canaanite goddess Anah, the goddess of love, beauty and war, according to Canaanite mythology, and it is called victories and happiness.

It is worthy to note that many archaeological and historical discoveries were made in Gaza during the last period following excavations and searches in citizens' lands and homes, which indicates the succession of different civilizations in Palestine.

M.K.

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