By that criteria the shroud should be worth billions

imageInteresting article about the Jehoash Tablet, a purported artifact of King Solomon’s Temple by Meredith Bennett-Smith in the Huffington Post. But I’d question this:

"We have no way of really knowing its background and where it came from,"Jonathan Rosenbaum, an expert in antiquities forgery told "This is a common problem."

Nevertheless, a payout for the relics — real or fake — could be huge, according to Rosenbaum.

"If you can produce something that scholars will debate, then you’ve got the potential if you are the owner for millions," he told

By that criteria the shroud should be worth billions. Maybe the IAA just wants to bury the thing in some basement vault.

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  1. Wiki has more detailed information, including a translation of the inscription. The artifact is purported to have been found in a Muslim cemetery near Temple Mount. Interestingly, the antiquities dealer Oded Golan has been implicated in the Court proceedings brought by the IAA. [Golan was likewise involved in the so-called “James ossuary” at Talpiot.] The experts were unable to agree as to whether the Jehoash tablet was authentic or not. The Wiki entry includes a header warning that some of the article’s content is disputed. The IAA wants to confiscate the tablet, where qite likely it might quietly disappear. Golan says he wants it displayed in a museum for public view, but asserts neutrality on the question of authenticity.

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