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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Relic Looters Caught Red-Handed Near Dead Sea Site

A group of thieves in Israel was recently caught while leaving a site known as the "Cave of Skulls," not far from where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. This area still contains many artifacts—such as tools, shoes, and papyrus documents—from Jewish rebels who hid there in the days of the Roman Empire. The dry desert climate has kept many of these relics intact, and they are often sold for high prices on the black market. This most recent band of thieves nearly made off with a 2,000-year-old comb used to remove hair lice before becoming the first group in decades to be caught in the act. More...
striker
Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2014 10:11:57 AM
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greed is such a motivator
Phil Redbud
Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2014 1:29:59 PM

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striker wrote:
greed is such a motivator


Indeed.
I could forgive the thieving -if not the vandalism- from some poverty stricken local roped in to do the donkey work trying to put a meal on the table, but the tomb raiding gangs, and the selfish b*stards who ultimately buy these treasures, should pay dearly for depriving us of... who knows what?Think



Oh, what fresh horror is this, Isn't it bad enough I lay the occasional egg?
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