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        2/18/2013, Adar 8, 5773

      Ancient Stolen Artifacts Discovered in Beit Jann


      The Carmiel police and the Antiquities Authority Theft Prevention Division discovered hundreds of stolen artifacts during a search of a private home in the Arab village of Beit Jann.

      Arrowheads, lamp fillers, counterweights and nails were uncovered, as well as glassware and 300 coins from the Roman-Hellenist period.

      Nir Diestelfeld of the Antiquities Authority  explained, “Archaeology thieves use damaging metal detectors and grab artifacts that could help us put together the pieces of the puzzle of our history.”