[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 
Israel.

English article:
http://www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=82382
Hebrew article:
http://news.walla.co.il/?w=//719480
Picture of ossuary recovered:
http://wmh.walla.co.il/w/18-200/157465-18.jpg

Yitzhak Sapir



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