Wednesday, August 25, 2004

James Ossuary Update @ Hypotyposeis

Don't miss Stephen Carlson's comments on the latest updates on the James Ossuary in Biblical Archaeological Review, in particular his drawing attention to the report of a lecture by Oded Golan:
There is one interesting fact that came out of Golan's remarks: I learned that Golan's mother was "a professor of microbiology in Rehovot." This fact, however, makes his story somewhat more difficult to believe that his mother was responsible for accidentally depositing the fake patina when cleaning the ossuary. What scientist goes around a son's antiquities collection destroying evidence?
Good point. It is perhaps worth adding that the Updates on the James Ossuary (and other controversial finds) is the one section of BAR that is still available on-line:

Update -- Finds or Fakes?

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