[b-hebrew] more foiled antiquities thefts

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Sun May 22 13:20:05 EDT 2005

Another bust involved an attempt to sell bones from four
illegally recovered ossuaries near `Issawiya, inscribed with 
names such as Hananiah and Shalom.  This is the first time 
(according to IAA officer Ganor) whereby antiquities thieves 
are attempting to sell ancient bones to ultraorthodox Jews.  I 
would also point out that claims over desecration of Jewish 
bones are often the cause of active protests by some 
ultraorthodox Jews against various archaeological digs in 

English article:
Hebrew article:
Picture of ossuary recovered:

Yitzhak Sapir

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