A Palestinian man has found an ancient grave complex in his backyard after it was partially unearthed in heavy rain. Experts believe the site dates back some 2,000 years to the Roman era.
An ancient burial complex consisting of nine graves has been found in a Gaza Strip garden after flash-flooding uncovered access to a hidden staircase.
Abdelkarim al-Kafarna, 24, who lives in the Beit Hanoun district, said he found the graves on Friday while trying to establish where water was running into the earth after heavy rains this week.
"I discovered the place where the water was falling in," he told AFP news agency, saying he had lifted a stone and found steps leading down into the ancient tomb, some four meters (13 feet) below the ground.
He said some of the graves contained bones, along with votive lamps and other pottery.