Ovdat National Park: Hundreds of archaeological artifacts damaged

Ovdat National Park Hun

Police launched an investigation on Monday, after hundreds of archaeological 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, and 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.