Thursday, February 03, 2011

Arms Raid Nets Antiquities Collection in Galilee

From the Jerusalem Post:

Police officers stumbled on a large stash of jugs and coins dating back from the Second Temple era in the Galilee village of Mazara on Thursday, during an arms raid.

The archeological finds were kept in a yard belonging to family suspected by police of keeping arms.

"We're looking to see how it got to this yard," a Galilee police spokesman told The Jerusalem Post.

After finding the artifacts, a representative of the Israel Antiquities Authority was called out to the scene, and he dated the findings to the Second Temple period, the spokesman added.

Mazara (Mazra’a) is an Israeli Arab village located near the coast, midway between Acco and Nahariya.  The Jerusalem Post has five photographs of the loot.

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