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OnDaFence 31M/38M
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1/2/2019 8:48 pm

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1/3/2019 9:14 pm

Heads Up !



An Israeli woman walking near ancient ruins noticed a head sticking out of the ground, leading to the uncovering of two Roman-era busts, archaeologists said Sunday.



The life-size sculptures, carved in limestone, were found in the northern city of Beit Shean earlier this month, with the Israel Antiquities Authority dating them to the late Roman period, some 1,700 years ago.



The well-preserved busts are of men, one of them bearded, sculpted in the Oriental style that was becoming fashionable at the end of the Roman period, according to Eitan Klein, deputy head of the IAA's theft prevention unit.



The sculptures emerged north of Beit Shean's national park, where the ruins of a Roman and Byzantine city lie, probably thanks to the recent rains.



"Busts like these were usually placed near or in a burial cave, and they may have represented the image of the deceased along general lines," Klein said in a statement.



The IAA said the finder would receive a "certificate of appreciation" for her good citizenship in reporting her find to the authorities rather than taking them for herself.



The busts were expected to be put on public display after researchers gleaned what information they could from them.



OnDaFence 31M/38M
26438 posts
1/2/2019 8:50 pm

wow, she got a certificate out of the deal..........


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26438 posts
1/2/2019 8:51 pm

If it was me those both would of found their way home with me for the fireplace mantle.


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26438 posts
1/2/2019 8:52 pm

didn't the great Romans have barbers? all of them have long hair and beards. I am just curious.


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26438 posts
1/2/2019 8:53 pm

A certificate....I hope the damn thing was framed...


bychance4709 56M
1362 posts
1/3/2019 5:48 am

what one doesn't find just walking around over there. Walking around Egypt - what did you find?


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26438 posts
1/3/2019 9:23 am

    Quoting bychance4709:
    what one doesn't find just walking around over there. Walking around Egypt - what did you find?
Brought home several coins and statues. Didn't actually find anything since the Egypian laws are as bad as Israeli laws for theft of antiquities


Hungr4Yungr 69M
3725 posts
1/3/2019 8:55 pm

I agree; the rule should be "finders/keepers", but governments have the right to make laws that override common sense. Nice find, though.


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26438 posts
1/3/2019 9:14 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    I agree; the rule should be "finders/keepers", but governments have the right to make laws that override common sense. Nice find, though.
I have found some very valuable item while rummaging and I consider it FINDERS KEEPERS.