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    World famous Dead Sea Scrolls at Museum of the Bible 'are fake'.

    Breaking News

    Five of the most valuable exhibits at the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC have been found to be fake.

    The artefacts, thought to be part of the historic Dead Sea Scrolls, will no longer be displayed.
    Oops.

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    A museum of the bible. What a hideous notion.

    Does it have exhibits showing how best to commit genocide or the correct form to adopt when bashing babies' heads off rocks, or advice on what position is best when raping your slaves?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post
    Breaking News

    Five of the most valuable exhibits at the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC have been found to be fake.

    The artefacts, thought to be part of the historic Dead Sea Scrolls, will no longer be displayed.
    Oops.
    You know what would be a great miracle, if a god existed?
    Turning fakes into authentics.

    Guess that's too hard for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post
    Breaking News

    Five of the most valuable exhibits at the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC have been found to be fake.

    The artefacts, thought to be part of the historic Dead Sea Scrolls, will no longer be displayed.
    Oops.
    You know what would be a great miracle, if a god existed?
    Turning fakes into authentics.

    Guess that's too hard for it.
    It does seem to be; Which is a shame, given the very high number of religious artifacts that have been turned from authentics into fakes by science.

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    Would religious relics that were faked over 2,000 years ago be declared as authentic if C14 tests showed them to be that old?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skepticalbip View Post
    Would religious relics that were faked over 2,000 years ago be declared as authentic if C14 tests showed them to be that old?
    That's not as facetious as it sounds. There are a lot of fakes, reproductions, replicas, PYL, that are old enough to be antiques by their own right. Most sculpture of the Roman Empire was "fake" Greek art.

    These are the same people who got busted for smuggling cuneiform clay tablets in crates labeled "handmade tiles." That's one item that no faking is needed because there's literally millions of them still lying around. The various Middle Eastern countries where they are found have become very possessive in recent times, even though most of them are the equivalent of laundry lists.

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    The Chinese have been making fake antiques since the Zhou Dynasty.

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