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Gaza Antique Gallery Safeguards Valuable Artistic Pieces

Gaza residents endeavor to protect history.

Gaza Gallery
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(GAZA CITY) - Gaza, a city steeped in history, has only one official public museum, which is run by the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities. One historical building, Pasha's Palace, was built about 650 years ago.

Now transformed into a museum, the historic structure holds thousands of antique pieces, but the museum can neither cater to the entire population of the coastal enclave, or show all artifacts that show the rich history of this land.

Some people have opened their own private museums. One antique gallery owned by a Gaza resident, and the collection at this museum, includes ancient and modern artifacts.

Umer Bania, Antique Gallery owner, says the hobby of collecting has enabled him to learn a lot about the region.

What he found motivated him to open the museum. He hopes some day that the Israeli and Egyptian blockade will come down, so he can venture beyond his own borders, and add to his collection.

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Yousef Al-Helou is a freelance journalist based in Gaza, you can reach him at this email address: ydamadan@hotmail.com. We at Salem-News.com greatly appreciate Yousef's contribution for our readers. The siege of Gaza is one of the most upsetting and seemingly avoidable military events since the dawn of the new Millennium. Having someone in the field there able to send fresh reports to us offers our viewers the freshest perspective from the scene that they are likely to find in western media.




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