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Politics leaves biblical capital in ruins

Posted: June 15, 2013 at 4:29 a.m.

A Palestinian boy sits near the Roman basilica and forum in the village of Sebastia. The archaeological sites of the ancient town have attracted tourists and pilgrims over the centuries but today are in a state of neglect.

The ancient town of Sebastia is one of the major archaeological sites of the Holy Land, with its overlapping layers of history dating back nearly 3,000 years.

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Religion, Pages 12 on 06/15/2013

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