Looters caught 'red-handed' in attempted robbery of Dead Sea artifacts

December 8, 2014 5:08 PM

13 0

Looters caught 'red-handed' in attempted robbery of Dead Sea artifacts

On Sunday Israeli authorities indicted alleged antiquities robbers who had been caught searching for Dead Sea scrolls in the Judean Desert. The looters were apprehended last week by inspectors from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and members of the Arad Rescue Unit, marking the first time in 30 years that looters have been caught on the desert cliffs in the Nahal Ze’elim canyon.

According to the IAA, a detailed year-long operation prevented the robbers from making away withhistoric artifacts from “the Cave of Skulls” – a difficult-to-access spot located on the side of the valley’s northern cliff, accessible solely via a narrow goat’s path.

Read more

To category page

Loading...