A male has returned an ancient Roman projectile that he drew from an ancient website in Jerusalem 15 years earlier. The thief mentioned the existing coronavirus break out and a sensation that “the end of the world is near,” according to the Israel Antiquities Authority.
In ancient times, the 2,000- year-old stone was utilized as a missile fired from a Roman “ballista” weapon. The guy, who is now 30, took the ballista stone from the City of David in the Jerusalem Walls National Park.
“The Israel Antiquities Authority heard about the repentance of this anonymous person via a post on Facebook by Moshe Manies, the person who took upon himself to be the go-between, to return the stone to the State Treasury without divulging the identity of the thief,” described the authority, in a declaration.
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“It involved two ‘shababniks’ (rebellious youth), who, 15 years earlier, toured at the City of David site and came across a display of ballista stones, which were catapulted at fortifications,”Manies stated in a declaration. “One of the boys took one of the stones home. Meanwhile, he married and raised a family, and told me that for the past 15 years the stone is weighing heavily on his heart. And now, when he came across it while cleaning for Passover, together with the apocalyptic feeling the coronavirus generated, he felt the time was ripe to clear his conscience, and he asked me to help him return it to the Israel Antiquities Authority.”
The ballista stones at the City of David most likely go back to the Roman siege of Jerusalem to the damage of the Second Temple.
“The ballista stones which were uncovered at the City of David are most likely connected to the harsh battles between the besieged residents of Jerusalem and the soldiers of the Roman Legion, from around 70 CE – the year of the destruction of Jerusalem,” stated Uzi Rotstein, Inspector at the Antiquities Robbery Prevention Unit at the Israel Antiquities Authority, in the declaration.
Israel continues to shed brand-new light on its abundant history. An global group of archaeologists just recently revealed an ancient Biblical period temple within a big Bronze Age settlement in what is now National Park Tel Lachish.
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In another job, an Iron Age temple complex found near Jerusalem is shedding brand-new light on an ancient Biblical city.
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In2018, a chest of bronze coins, the last residues of an ancient Jewish revolt versus the Roman Empire, were found near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
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