Friday, January 02, 2015

800 coins

ANOTHER LOOTING ARREST: Antiquities thief busted with over 800 ancient coins. Beit Shemesh man caught while prowling archaeological site with metal detector; found to have immense trove of currency, necklaces, seals, arrowheads and more at his home (Ilan Ben Zion, Times of Israel).
Hundreds of ancient coins and ancient artifacts were found at the home of a suspected antiquities thief in Beit Shemesh last week after the man was caught in the act at a nearby archaeological site, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday.

There has been a number of looting arrests in Israel recently.