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Israeli dealers accused of antiquity fraud

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posted on May, 19 2009 @ 10:17 AM
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Israeli dealers accused of antiquity fraud


www.independent.co.uk

Prosecutors said the ring had been operating for 23 years. They added: "These items, many of them of great scientific, religious, sentimental, political and economic value, were created specifically with intent to defraud." Gil Kleiman, a police spokesman, added: "This was an attempt to change the history of the Jewish and Christian people."
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posted on May, 19 2009 @ 10:17 AM
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Israeli police yesterday charged four antiquities collectors and dealers on 17 counts of forging some of the most treasured biblical artefacts to have surfaced in recent years.

They included a limestone ossuary box said to have held the bones of James, the brother of Jesus, supposedly the oldest physical link to the New Testament; a tiny ivory pomegranate bought by the Israel Museum for $550,000 (£287,000) as the only known relic of King Solomon's Temple; and a stone tablet, from the ninth century BC, inscribed in ancient Hebrew with instructions by King Joash for maintaining the Temple.


A big smack upside the head of those that were proclaiming that these fake artifacts (believed to be real at the time) where absolute proof of the existence of certain individuals. Well back to the drawing board for them. Maybe they can find someone else to make fake artifacts so they can push their agendas again.



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posted on May, 19 2009 @ 10:27 AM
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At least they never tried to sell a Bible autographed by Jesus. These guys must have been incredibly smart to be able to dupe museums like this. I guess being smart is no guarantee that you are honest. They must have been laughing in secret at all the museums that purchased their tainted offerings.



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