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  סיון 28, 5776 , 04/07/16

Authorities combine to catch antiquities thieves

The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced, Monday, that it teamed up with inspectors from the Nature and Parks Authority and police to capture members of a family in the Negev town of Yeroham who stole ancient coins from an antiquities site near Kibbutz Sde Boker.

The coins were found in a raid on the family's house, along with new, sophisticated metal detectors. A family member confessed under interrogation. An IAA inspector said it was unfortunate that the coins were removed from the site because if they had been found in a proper way, the find would have included important historical information, which has been lost forever and cannot be reconstructed.

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