Via Biblical Archaeology
While patrolling the Roman-Byzantine ruins at Horbat Siv in central Israel, inspectors from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) found an intact 1,400-year-old oil lamp that had been dug up by a porcupine.
In response, the Israel Antiquities Authority put out a warning to all amateur porcupine archaeologists:
“The IAA calls on all porcupines to avoid digging burrows at archaeological sites and warns that digging at an archaeological site without a license is a criminal offense.”
|Porcupine in Israel|