A Militant inspects a mosaic piece at the Alma Arra museum in Maarat al-Numan, in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, on October 11, 2012.
Ancient Roman-era Odyssey mosaics in northern Syria have been stolen, reminding the world about the increasing pillage of historic Syrian artifacts. The ongoing conflict in the war-torn country has prevented authorities from preserving the treasures.
Ancient mosaics depicting scenes from Homer's 'Odyssey' have been illegally excavated at an Archeological site and smuggled to Lebanon, Syrian Minister of Culture Lubana Mushaweh said in an interview with government daily Tishreen on Sunday. "We have been informed that these mosaics are now on the Syrian-Lebanese border," she said.
Debris lie on the grounds of the damaged Museum of Science in the old city of Aleppo December 27, 2012.
Syria, archaeological disaster zone
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