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Man suspected of selling antiquities is arrested

Man suspected of stealing thousands of archaeological artifacts from various periods is arrested near Shechem.

Man suspected of selling antiquities is arrested

Second Temple era burial caves totally neglected, report finds

Multiple historical sites in Jerusalem targeted by vandals, used by drug addicts, raided by antiquities thieves.

Second Temple era burial caves totally neglected

Arab antiquities thieves sentenced to prison

Prison and probation for Arabs caught stealing Samarian antiquities.

Arab antiquities thieves sentenced to prison

Arab antiquity thieves: 'Lowlifes'

Kfar Etzion Field School warns against damage to historic site and antiquities theft in spring near Tekoa after signs of excavation found.

Arab antiquity thieves: 'Lowlifes'

Antiquities theft: 'A widespread and destructive phenomenon'

Arab antiquities thieves nabbed at archaeological site mentioned in the Book of Joshua.

Antiquities theft: 'A widespread and destructive phenomenon'

Police nab antiquities thieves red handed raiding ancient ruins

Authorities catch Bedouin antiquities thieves red-handed at ancient ruins.

Police nab antiquities thieves red handed raiding ancient ruinsplayer

700 year-old Tanach discovered

Book with unique gold decorations written on deerskin discovered; four suspects planned to sell ancient book for total of $1.9 million.

700 year-old Tanach discovered

Watch: Family catches antiquity thief in the act

Man filmed searching for relics with metal detector at archaeological site near Modiin.

Watch: Family catches antiquity thief in the actplayer

'They're stealing our history!'

Arab tomb raiders caught in the act, pillaging an ancient Jewish burial ground.

'They're stealing our history!'

Israel wards off looters high above the Dead Sea

Complex operation to excavate the 'Cave of Skulls' in Judean Desert involves one of the world's most unique anti-theft efforts.

Israel wards off looters of antiquity high above the Dead Sea

Revolutionary court win against antiquity thieves

High Court rejects motion by antiquities dealers, who will now be forced to register their whole inventory.

'Revolutionary' court victory against antiquity thieves

Palestinian Drafts Kids to Rob Antiquities 'Demon'

Issawiya resident tells children a 'demon' hid 'treasure' in important Second Temple-era cave, is caught by IAA.

Palestinian Drafts Kids to Rob Antiquities Because of 'Demon'

Arab Antiquities Robbers Caught in the Act

7 residents of Bedouin town Rahat in Negev found while digging up coins from 2,000 years ago and causing irreversible damage.

Arab Antiquities Robbers Caught in the Act

Antiquities Thieves Nabbed in Judean Desert Caves

Arab thieves caused significant damage to ancient site in an attempt to pilfer artifacts dating back to pre-Roman period.

Antiquities Thieves Caught Red-Handed in Judean Desert Caves

Arabs Caught Red Handed Robbing Ancient Grave

Three suspects were caught inside 1st century cave near Kibbutz Metzer.

Arabs Caught Red Handed Robbing Ancient Grave

Greece: Antiquities Safer in the Ground

After an antiquities theft ring was rounded up and stolen items recovered, exasperated officials are reburying treasures to keep them safe.

Greece: Antiquities Safer in the Ground