Rare artifacts seized from man's home in Hebron

The items were reportedly looted from a cave near Tel Hebron and kept illegally.

 The South Mount Hebron area, July 20, 2015.  (photo credit: HADAS PARUSH/FLASH90)
The South Mount Hebron area, July 20, 2015.
(photo credit: HADAS PARUSH/FLASH90)

Authorities on Monday seized numerous rare artifacts from the home of a 55-year-old man in Hebron.

The items include coins from the Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad periods, as well as pottery, including a container that appears to be nearly fully intact, and other artifacts from the Late Bronze age.

They were reportedly looted from a cave near Tel Hebron and kept illegally by the man and have since been transferred to the relevant authorities for investigation.

 Zif, an archaeological site in South Hebron Hills (credit: COGAT SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT) Zif, an archaeological site in South Hebron Hills (credit: COGAT SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

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Judith Sudilovsky contributed to this report.