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NME’s weekly science dose (Sep 27 – Oct 3)

Lebanon steals the limelight this week on our science roundup, and with good reason too. Archaeologists excavating a site in the city of Tyre in southern Lebanon looking for an archaeological mound got more than they bargained for when they hit an ancient Phonetician temple built somewhere between the 6th and 6th centuries BCE. The temple, however, had already been excavated and then well-hidden. Some four decades ago, Emir Maurice Chehab , Lebanon’s director of antiques, made the discovery but hid the temple when civil war erupted in the country to protect it. 

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