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Ossuary dealer accused of forgery

Ossuary dealer accused of forgery
trefwoorden: Israel - Jakobus - ossuarium - dealer - vervalsing - aanhouding
Police have arrested for forgery the Israeli antiques dealer who presented to the world the burial box purported to have contained the bones of Jesus's brother.
The "James ossuary" was first displayed at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Oded Golan was arrested on suspicion of forging the ossuary and a tablet alleged to date back to the 9th century B.C.
Yesterday, Ed Keall, the ROM's senior curator and head of the Near Eastern and Asian Civilizations department, acknowledged the possibility he and his colleagues "were duped," but said Mr. Golan appeared believable.

Lees verder in: Toronto News (23 juli 2003)