High school students restore vandalized Ashdod historic site after ‘paint party’

After dousing the ancient Ashdod-Yam Citadel’s walls with brightly-colored paint during a party, the four high school students responsible for the vandalism made amends by working with the Antiquities Authority to restore the heritage site, the IAA said on Monday.

On April 27, the unidentified teenagers gathered for a raucous celebration at the 13th century structure, which had been excavated, restored and opened to the public, said IAA archeologist Nir Taran, who oversees the Ashdod and Ashkelon regions.

“They threw paint at each other and on the walls,” said Taran by phone on Monday afternoon. “This place is an ancient fort and archeological site, so what they did was illegal.”

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/High-school-students-restore-vandalized-Ashdod-historic-site-after-paint-party-456631

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