Amos Cohen, an employee of the Museum of Islamic and Near Eastern Cultures in Be’er Sheva, did not believe his eyes when he opened a bag left in the museum’s courtyard: two sling stones were laying in the bag and a typed noted written by an anonymous individual that read, “These are two Roman ballista balls from Gamla, from a residential quarter at the foot of the summit. I stole them in July 1995 and since then they have brought me nothing but trouble. Please, do not steal antiquities!” The museum director, Dr. Dalia Manor, rushed to report the finds to the Israel Antiquities Authority and soon these stones will join other ballista balls from Gamla that are now in the National Treasures Department. Many other stones such as these are now on display in the Gamla Nature Reserve. This is not the first time that cases of remorse for the theft or unauthorized

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