Archaeology prize named after Palmyra director in Paestum

Palestinian tombs among candidates for award

07 July, 20:12

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    NAPLES- Recent archeological finds including the prehistoric Khalet al-Jam'a necropolis in Palestine are among the candidates for the International Archaeological Discovery Award named after Khaled al-Asaad, the archeologist and director of Syria's Palmyra site who was killed by ISIS militants in 2015.

    The winners of the prize will be announced on October 28 at the Mediterranean Exchange of Archeological Tourism (BMTA) due to be held in Paestum through October 27-30.

    Other sites in the running include the celtic tomb of Lavau in France, the shipwrecks in the Fourni archipelago in Greece, the underground monument near Stonehenge in England and the Etruscan tomb in Pieve, Italy.

    The prize is awarded by BMTA and Archeo, the leading Italian archeology publication, and other international media partners including Britain's Current Archaeology, Germany's Antike Welt, and France's Dossiers d'Archéologie. 

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