Thursday, June 19, 2003


"What 'Jesus hoax' could mean for Mideast antiques" (Christian Science Monitor)


"How many more items are in museums that are not authentic, items from the antiquities market and not from archaeological sites?" asks Gideon Avni, director of the Excavations and Surveys Department at the IAA.

"It's the most serious question that this incident should raise," adds Dr. Avni, "that of forgeries getting into museums upon which research is based and conclusions are drawn."


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