Saturday, December 03, 2016

Vandalism in Sebastia

THIS IS SAD. AND OUTRAGEOUS. Biblical Jewish fortress vandalized once again. Fortress built in 800 BCE vandalized in Sebastia National Park, a Jewish and Christian heritage site; culprits smashed a 2,000-year-old marble pillar buttressing the palace in the ancient capital of Israel (Assaf Kamar, Ynet News).
A marble pillar belonging to the 2,000-years-old Herodium palace was smashed in the Sebastia National Park in the capital of ancient Samaria.

The incident is the second time vandalism has occurred within three months at the archeological site against antiquities directly connected with Israeli heritage.

I think I remember hearing something about the earlier vandalism incident, but I don't seem to have blogged about it. A couple of past posts on Sebastia are here and here.