Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Forgery Trial Update

The Boston Globe has the latest on the ongoing trial of Oded Golan, Robert Deutsch, and Rafi Brown for the forgery of ancient antiquities, including the James Ossuary and the Jehoash Inscription.

One expert I spoke with recently suggested that all three of the most well-known alleged forgeries (the above two and the Ivory Pomegranate) may well be authentic. It's more than just Hershel Shanks who doubt the committees' conclusions, but there are difficulties in voicing that opinion given today's climate.

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