Significant Illegal Antiquities Bust in Israel

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Significant Illegal Antiquities Bust in Israel

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https://haaretz.us18.list-manage.com/tr ... e481685249

Huge Cache of Stolen Antiquities Found in Central Israel

Cuneiform tablets, jewels, and 1,800 coins, including one bearing the name of Shimon Bar Kochba, found in antiquities trader's house in Modiin
Some of the items and coins appear to have fresh dirt on them, the inspectors reported, lending credence to the suspicion that they were looted recently.

Some of the coins bear the name of Shimon Bar Kochba, the leader of the ill-fated revolt against the Romans from 132 to 135 C.E. The inspectors also seized coins from the Persian period, silver coins from the Hellenistic period, more from the Hasmonean period and others from the time of the rebellion, the IAA announced on Thursday.
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Thanks for the link Min. Sometimes I can read a linked article on Haaretz, sometimes not. On this occasion, I got to read the article.

I think that if the Israeli Antiquity Authority would give cash rewards for artifacts, they wouldn't have such a big problem with looting. The only people making any significant money in the illegal antiquities trade are the middle men like that trader. He pays the finders a pittance & makes a large profit. The finders are usually poor people trying to support their families.
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If you were a Palestinian would YOU trust the Israeli government for anything?
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Probably not.
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