|Souvenir antiquities boxed |
in olive wood from the Holy Land
Bronze arrowheads, coins bearing the names of the Hasmoneans rulers, special vessels for storing perfumes and hundreds of items that are thousands of years old were offered for sale in a store in Jerusalem's Mamilla Mall, which was not licensed to trade antiquities. All of the items were seized on Tuesday during an operation carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority’s (IAA) Unit for the Prevention of Antiquities Robbery. The raid took place after the store, which was under surveillance, sold ancient artifacts to undercover Antiquities Authority investigators. [...] The activity carried out in the Mamilla store is just part of much broader effort [...] preventing the 'laundering' of stolen antiquities by manipulating the commercial inventory of authorized antiquities dealers." In the coming days an indictment will be filed against the store owner who is suspected of illicit trade in antiquities.
|Buy a "piece of the past" in your hand|
|Or put 'em in a tray to admire and show off|
|Loads of loot to choose from|