Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Oded Golan found not guilty of forgery in the "James Ossuary" case
Even though most experts, including the Israeli Antiquities Authority, now agree that the box may be ancient but its inscription ("James son of Joseph, brother of Jesus") is a fake, the Israeli court was unable to convict Mr. Golan of anything. It may have been a sort of "show trial," because the IAA claims this trial itself, regardless of verdict, has intimidated would-be antiquities thieves.

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