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Subject:  Jammed in Roman Caves, Ducking Syria’s War Date:  3/24/2013  11:59 AM
Author:  lindytoes Number:  1867180 of 1947402

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/world/middleeast/syrians-f...
Jammed in Roman Caves, Ducking Syria’s War
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Explanations of the origins of these underground shelters, many of which are set among other Roman ruins, vary from squatter to squatter. Some say they once were pens for livestock. Others say they were temporary quarters, occupied while more impressive dwellings were built in the centuries before Jesus. Perhaps some were crypts.

Whatever the intention of those who first dug them, Syria’s caves have become essential once more, restored to modern use because their thick walls offer a chance of survival to a population under fire.
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