The Antiquities Market, Sensationalized Textual Data, and Modern Forgeries

  title={The Antiquities Market, Sensationalized Textual Data, and Modern Forgeries},
  author={Andrew G. Vaughn and Christopher A. Rollston},
  journal={Near Eastern Archaeology},
  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 

Congenial Bedfellows? The Academy and the Antiquities Trade

The illicit trade in antiquities and other cultural objects is socially harmful in several respects. Private collectors and museums are generally considered culpable in providing end demand by

Fakes and Forgeries of Written Artefacts: An Introduction

  • Cécile Michel
  • Art, History
    Fakes and Forgeries of Written Artefacts from Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern China
  • 2020
Fakes and forgeries of written artefacts have made their way through all written cultures, past and present, in various ways. In the cultures of Antiquity, scribes already tried to reproduce ancient

Unknown provenance : the forgery, illicit trade and looting of ancient near eastern artifacts and antiquities

The archaeology of the region, referred to in scholarly lexicon as the Ancient Near East, is richly endowed with artefacts and monumental architecture of ancient cultures. Such artefacts, as a

Epigraphy, philology, and the hebrew bible : methodological perspectives on philological and comparative study of the hebrew bible in honor of Jo Ann Hackett

substantives from stative roots: * urk> re ‘length’, *gudl> g el ‘greatness’, * usk> še ‘darkness’, *yusr> y šer ‘uprightness’, * umq> meq ‘depth’, * u r> šer ‘wealth’, *rugz> r ez ‘agitation’.

The Religion of Idumea and Its Relationship to Early Judaism

For several hundred years, from the late Iron Age to the end of the 2nd century BCE, the southern neighbor of Judea was “Idumea”, populated by descendants of Edomites, together with Qedarite and



Some Recently Forged Inscriptions

  • J. Naveh
  • History
    Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
  • 1982
Forged inscriptions have frequently appeared on the antiquities market. These may be papyri, leather documents, seals, or inscriptions on stone and other material. Even reputable scholars have been

Reminiscences of an Octogenarian (Peabody

  • 1997

Update: Finds or Fakes?" BAR 31/2

  • 2005

A Statistical Analysis," pp

  • 757-71 in I Will Spear the Riddks of Ancient Times, edited by A, Maeir and R de Miroschedji
  • 2006

Reminiscences of an Octogenarian," esp

  • Amusing Agraphon," Catholic Biblical Quarterly
  • 1950

The 'Philistine' Documents from the Hebron Area: A Supplementary Note,

  • Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan
  • 1971