Thieves caught with stones from Byzantine-era church

Civil Administration employees have arrested two thieves of antiquities in the West Bank, Israel, who were moving stolen artefacts from a Byzantine-era church.

Truck used to move the stolen artefacts (by The Times of Israel)

The two detainees are Palestinian and were travelling with three columns from a nearby Byzantine church inscribed with pseudo-Greek text in the back of their work truck. They were arrested between the West Bank city of Bethlehem and the settlement of Tekoa.

Artefacts stolen from the site (by The Times of Israel)

(after The Times of Israel)

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