February 21, 2005
A Box o' Science?

While the "James Ossuary Box" was effectively proven a forgery last year, the question of who created the thing was still left to solve. Now, according to this WaPo article (free reg, blah blah) , they have an answer:

The first group of experts heralded it as one of archaeology's greatest discoveries, a burial box inscribed with the earliest reference to Jesus ever found. But after a closer look, another group of specialists debunked the find as an elaborate hoax.

Now Israeli authorities have indicted the box's owner as a serial forger. But far from putting the case of the "James Ossuary" to rest, the indictment has further polarized opposing sides in an increasingly vitriolic dispute.

Posted by scott at February 21, 2005 02:07 PM

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