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

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    But Jeebus was born on Christmas, right? Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarpedon View Post
    The Chinese have been making fake antiques since the Zhou Dynasty.
    Which raises an interesting archaeological question - at what point does a fake antique become a real antique?

    A few hundred years from now, these fake Dead Sea Scrolls would become a legitimate item to be included in a museum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post

    Damn ye, now I want to try that.

    But can you get the noodles to write from right to left?







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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sarpedon View Post
    The Chinese have been making fake antiques since the Zhou Dynasty.
    Which raises an interesting archaeological question - at what point does a fake antique become a real antique?

    A few hundred years from now, these fake Dead Sea Scrolls would become a legitimate item to be included in a museum.
    There was a time during the collapsing Roman Empire when counterfeit Roman coins were more valuable than the official coins. The counterfeit coins had a higher percentage of gold.

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    During the Civil war, they caught some people forging CSA banknotes because their work was too good.

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    To clarify: The actual Dead Sea Scrolls aren't fake (as far as anyone knows). The items Hobby Lobby bought just aren't the Dead Sea Scrolls (as advertised). They don't have a lot of professional scholars on staff, so it took a while for them to figure out they got swindled.

    Serves them right, IMO. Buying grandfathered-in-legal-status antiquities is a smarmy business for a museum to be engaging in to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Politesse View Post
    To clarify: The actual Dead Sea Scrolls aren't fake (as far as anyone knows). The items Hobby Lobby bought just aren't the Dead Sea Scrolls (as advertised). They don't have a lot of professional scholars on staff, so it took a while for them to figure out they got swindled.

    Serves them right, IMO. Buying grandfathered-in-legal-status antiquities is a smarmy business for a museum to be engaging in to begin with.
    James Ossuary is a fake

    Lots of money to be made in the world of woo, which is not to be confused with the world of authentic antiquities. Bill Koch's wine bottles supposedly from Thomas Jefferson come to mind.

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    I am assuming the scripture content in these "fakes" are valid copies of the biblical texts, at the least.

    I mean having a fake original of the Moana Lisa painting, still has Moana Lisa's almost exact-to-the-original's "image" on it. Not worth as much in monetary value to the original but valuable when read.

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    Oops not Moana ( clips of the cartoon and pagan gods must of been on my mind ) Mona .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post
    That is so awesome. I am trying that out immediately when I get home today. Looks fantastic!

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