Thursday, December 09, 2021

Another looting arrest

APPREHENDED: Dozens of artifacts, some from Bar Kochba era, found by police, 3 arrested. While on duty, a team of detectives from the Lev HaBira police station noticed three people in a car who drew their suspicion, so they searched the vehicle (Jerusalem Post).

This article has a photo of one of the recovered objects. It looks like it might be a decorated metal lamp.

Cue the usual cautions about unprovenanced artifacts. The more interesting they are, the more we should keep in mind the possibility of a forgery and look for credible authenication.

UPDATE (16 December): More here.

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