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Syria’s year-long revolt has exposed to looting and destruction the country’s archaeological treasures, including the ancient city of Palmyra and the Greco-Roman ruins of Apamea, experts warned. Most vulnerable are strife-torn areas that have fallen outside the full control of the regime where looters have already targeted museums, excavation sites and monuments.

After studying ancient Mesopotamian, Chinese and Egyptian cultures, middle schoolers at one Pennsylvania middle school got to take part in a mock archaeological dig run by two California University of Pennsylvania professors.

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