The Antiquities Market, Sensationalized Textual Data, and Modern Forgeries

@article{Vaughn2005TheAM,
  title={The Antiquities Market, Sensationalized Textual Data, and Modern Forgeries},
  author={Andrew G. Vaughn and Christopher A. Rollston},
  journal={Near Eastern Archaeology},
  year={2005},
  volume={68},
  pages={61 - 65}
}
On Christmas Eve 2004, the Israel Museum announced that one of its most cherished acquisitions, the Ivory Pomegranate, was a modern forgery.1 The inscription reads (arguably), "Qds khnm lb[yt yhw]h," that is, "Holy (Object) of the Priests, Belonging to the T[emple of Yahwe]h."2 It has often been referred to as a "prized artifact" and even said to have probably come from a "priestly scepter" used in the "Temple of 

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