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An analysis of six out of 12 major archeological sites in Syria that have been nominated as World Heritage Sites has found that four of them have been extensively looted and damaged, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced.
A British archaeologist says soldiers in the Persian Empire may have used poisonous gases on the ancient Roman city of Dura in eastern Syria. Simon James of the University of Leicester said he has found evidence Persian soldiers in the 3rd century dug a mine beneath the city wall and ignited bitumen and sulfur crystals while mounting an assault on the Roman city . James said the theory, presented at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, is based on the discovery of...
A researcher from the University of Leicester has identified what looks to be the oldest archaeological evidence for chemical warfare--from Roman times.
- A volcanic mudflow.