Hundreds of archeological artifacts damaged at Ovdat National Park

Hundreds of archeologica

Police launched an investigation on Monday after hundreds of archeological artifacts were severely damaged at the Ovdat National Park, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2005. Church pillars at the ancient Nabatean City in the Negev were knocked down, stones and scripts were smashed, the altar was severely damaged while the walls of the compound were spray-painted. Among other leads, police are investigating whether the incident is related to the razing of 23 illegal Bedouin structures in the South.