Magistrate’s court in Nazareth were sentenced to prison terms ranging from four to nine months the three thieves of antiquities, the inhabitants of the village of Turan. On Tuesday, March 6, the press service of the Department of antiquities.
They were found guilty of damaging an archaeological site, the implementation of the works on archaeological object without a permit and aggravated theft.
The crime was committed on March 14, 2017. Five people (three adults and two minors) arrived at archaeological site «Horvat of Umán» near the Golani junction. They brought in a backhoe and started to dig in search of caves, which can contain valuable antiquities.
Employees of the Department of antiquities prevented the destruction of archaeological sites and theft of artifacts.
The attackers managed to open the four tombs of the Roman-Byzantine period and destroy an ancient agricultural building. The accused confessed to the crime. Trencher belonging to them confiscated.
According to Nira of Disheveled, the inspector of Department on struggle against the looting of the antiquities authority, the offenders were detained at the place where in the Roman period was the Jewish village of Umán. It is mentioned in the Jerusalem Talmud where it says that she is halfway out of tzipori (Sepphoris) in Tiberias.