Monday, March 16, 2020

Apocalyptic archaeological repentence

ANCIENT ARTIFACT: Inspired by Coronavirus Doom, Repentant Thief Returns Ancient Missile to State Agency (David Israel, The Jewish Press).
15 years after he had taken a ballista stone without permission from the archaeological site of the Jerusalem Walls National Park in the City of David, an anonymous man decided last weekend to return the 2,000-year old find to the Israel Antiquities Authority.

He did it, he said, in light of the coronavirus crisis, and his feeling that “the end of the world is nigh.”

Hopefully that was hyperbole, but I'm glad he did the right thing.

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