Discoveries and Excavations of Roman Tombs. During the past two years many Roman and Byzantine tombs have been opened by local villagers and Bedouins and robbed of their contents. When I visited Heshbon in early April I saw a number of men emerging from freshly excavated tombs, southwest of the village of Yesbdn. When they saw me they fled in the direction of the valley, making it impossible for me to recognize them in order to report them to the authorities for illegal excavation.
Review and Herald
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