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Syrians seek refuge in ancient Roman tombs

Sami speaks with his children at an underground Roman tomb which he uses with his family as shelter.Hussein Malla / AP

By Associated Press

Across northern Syria, rebels, soldiers, and civilians are making use of the country's wealth of ancient and medieval antiquities to protect themselves from Syria's two-year-old war. They are built of thick stone that has already withstood centuries, and are often located in strategic locations overlooking towns and roads.

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