In this July 14, 2019 photo, Palestinians work on aa 4th century AD St. Hilarion monastery archaeological site in central Gaza Strip. Gaza was a major trade route between Egypt and the Levant for thousands of years, but decades of uprisings, war and political turmoil have inflicted a heavy toll on its rich archaeological heritage, exposing it to looting and destruction. Neglect by Hamas authorities and a blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt have hindered efforts to preserve and protect antiquities, leaving much of the work to private collectors. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)