Khalil Iskander Shahin, known universally as “Kando,” was an archetypal antiquities dealer who played a major role in the history of the Dead Sea Scrolls by selling Dead Sea Scroll manuscripts to scholars on behalf of the Bedouin looters who were finding them. The productive relationship among looters, middlemen and scholars in the case of the Dead Sea Scrolls was cited at the ASOR conference as indicating a possible compromise solution to the dilemna of unprovenanced artifacts.