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Sun Jun 14, 2020, 08:44 AM

Archaeologist Arrested for Faking Staggering Discoveries


Society » ARCHAEOLOGY | June 13, 2020, Saturday // 22:06



A Spanish archaeologist whose staggering discoveries included one of the earliest representations of the crucifixion and proof that the written Basque language was centuries older than previously thought has been found guilty of faking the finds.

The saga began in June 2006 when Eliseo Gil presented artefacts excavated from the Roman town of Veleia, near the Basque city of Vitoria.

The discoveries were little short of miraculous: pieces of third-century pottery engraved with one of the first depictions of the crucified Christ, along with Egyptian hieroglyphics, and with Basque words that predated the earliest known written examples of the language by 600 years.

Gil proclaimed that his finds would “rewrite the history books”, and for a while it looked as though they might. But less than two years later, an expert committee poured icy water on the authenticity of the discoveries. As well as pointing out that some of the pieces bore traces of modern glue, they found references to non-existent gods – and to the 17th-century French philosopher René Descartes.

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https://www.novinite.com/articles/204916/Archaeologist+Arrested+for+Faking+Staggering+Discoveries

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 14, 2020, 09:16 AM

1. Xtian desperate to "prove" his fairy tale?

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 14, 2020, 09:22 AM

2. Could be. Lying for Jeebuz is a time-honored tradition among Christians,

with no less a figure than Martin Luther wholeheartedly supporting the practice.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 14, 2020, 09:43 AM

3. Thank you for all of your amazing posts.

I learn (and unlearn) new things daily. I'm certain you're helping me keep my mind supple.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 14, 2020, 10:25 AM

4. I can't stand fakers who that sort stuff.

It's such a greedy thing to do.

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