Stolen stones returned after 20 years of bad luck
A thief has returned two archaeological stones, claiming they gave him or her 20 years of bad luck.
The 2,000-year-old sling stones were taken from the ancient city of Gamla on the Golan Heights, Israel, in July 1995, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority.
They were returned in a bag to the Museum of Islamic and Near Eastern Cultures in Israel's southern city of Beersheba, along with a note from the thief.
The note, in Hebrew, 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!"