The Jerusalem Post tells
of 2nd Temple era coins retrieved from an Arabic village:
Police officers stumbled on a large stash of jugs and coins dating back from the Second Temple era in the Galilee village of Mazara on Thursday, during an arms raid.
The archeological finds were kept in a yard belonging to family suspected by police of keeping arms.
"We're looking to see how it got to this yard," a Galilee police spokesman told The Jerusalem Post.
After finding the artifacts, a representative of the Israel Antiquities Authority was called out to the scene, and he dated the findings to the Second Temple period, the spokesman added.
The artifacts have been transferred to the Nahariya police station.
A young man who was home at the time of the raid was arrested. He told police the artifacts belonged to his father. Police have not yet questioned the father.
Yeah, I'll bet they belonged. More likely they stole them from an excavation site. And what were they planning on doing with the coins? Selling them on the black market, perhaps?
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