Wednesday, October 27, 2021

IAA catches gold hunters in a pit

APPREHENDED: Eight antiquity robbers in Israel search for gold, get caught in pit. According to a legend, some Ottoman treasures were buried in some sites in Southern Israel (Rossella Tercatin, Jerusalem Post).

The search for treasures in the Holy Land has wreaked a remarkable amount of archaeological ruin. For an example that outdoes this one by miles, see the next post.

Visit PaleoJudaica daily for the latest news on ancient Judaism and the biblical world.