How Archaeologists and Robbers Unlocked the Mystery of the Maresha Man-made Caves

A stele found by archaeologists meshed with writing found by thieves. The result is a 28-line proclamation that supports a wondrous tale involving robbery, a fearsome horse and a gold-armored rider.

Who made and used the vast complex of man-made chalk caves in Beit Guvrin, known in antiquity as Maresha? Who trashed them? When and why?