Text #3751The Library of History. Vol. 7 .
[Diod. 16.36.7--16.36.8. Translated by C. H. Oldfather. Harvard University Press. 1935. (12 Vols.) p. 397]
Some of the historians say that the pillaged property was not less than the sums acquired by Alexander in the treasure chambers of the Persians. The generals on the staff of Phalaecus took steps even to dig up the temple, because someone said that there was a treasure chamber in it containing much gold and silver, and they zealously dug up the ground about the hearth and tripod. […]
But as the soldiers attempted to dig about the tripod, great earthquakes occurred and roused fear in the hearts of the Phocians, and since the gods clearly indicated in advance the punishment they would visit upon the temple-robbers, the soldiers desisted from their efforts. The leader of this sacrilege, the aforementioned Philon, was promptly punished as he deserved for his crime against the god.