Ha'aretz English Language Edition
January 21, 2010 (Last update - 02:06 21/01/2010)
Antiquities thieves break into Ashdod exhibit on antiquities theft
By Yanir Yagna
In a display of what might be called ironic chutzpah, burglars broke
into an Ashdod museum this week and stole silver coins from the
Hellenistic period and other archaeological finds that were part of an
exhibit called "Antiquities Thieves in Israel."
The exhibit, at the Korin Maman Museum, displayed artifacts that the
Israel Antiquities Authority had previously recovered from antiquities
thieves. Now it seems the authority will have to begin its hunt all
The burglars neutralized the alarm system Tuesday night and stole a
bronze spear, two gold earrings, some pottery and the silver coins,
which feature the image of Alexander the Great.
"It's one of the weirdest things that ever happened here," said a
museum employee. "Someone actually went and stole the robbers
It is nice to know that there are thieves out there with a sense of humor.