Hundreds of illegally traded artifacts seized by Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem

A multitude of illegally traded rare antiquities, including bronze arrowheads and coins bearing the names of Hasmonean rulers, were seized by the Israel Antiquities Authority on Tuesday during a raid of a souvenir shop in Jerusalem’s upscale Mamilla Mall.

The items, which the store’s unidentified owner was not licensed to sell, were recovered following an investigation by the authority’s Unit for the Prevention of Antiquities Robbery after he attempted to sell some of the relics to undercover investigators.


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