Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Two arrested for bulldozing Horbat Deborah

APPREHENDED: TWO ANTIQUITY SMUGGLERS ARRESTED FOR BULLDOZING JEWISH ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE. Two men in their 30s shattered multiple antiquities at a site in the north (URI BOLLAG, Jerusalem Post).
The two were caught after the Antiquities Authority's Anti-Robbery Unit found the week before that the archaeological site had been damaged and kept the site under round-the-clock surveillance. Known as Horbat Deborah, the site is identified with the biblical heroine Deborah, and with Dabra, a Jewish village that evidence suggested existed in the Sephoris region during the Roman period.

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