(LIVE SCIENCE) -- Thousands of stolen archaeological artifacts — including gold coins, bronze statues and Egyptian sarcophagi — have been recovered in Israel, thanks to a coordinated set of raids.
The artifacts aren't just from sites in ancient Israel; they come from across the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Africa and even South America. So far, investigators haven't even quantified everything they've recovered.
"We haven't counted them yet," Amir Ganor, head of the theft prevention unit at the Israel Antiquities Authority, told Haaretz.
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