Jordan Lead Codices: The Video

Tom Verenna with his limitless and bountiful zeal has taken the time to painstakingly compile a video that outlines the current evidences against the authenticity of the Jordan Lead Codices.

This video comprises a good chunk of the collaborative research and discussion between Jim DaVilla, Dan McClellan, Jim West, David Meadows, Joel Watts, James McGrath, Tom and myself that has been going on for the past few months. Tom’s efforts in making this video should be commended. 🙂

Also of note, this video was censored at least a half a dozen times from the Jordan Codices Facebook page, and for screenshots of that (as well as other censored comments made by an archaeologist) take a peek at Dan McClellan’s latest post.

In a bit, I’ll have another post that actually goes over some clarifications that have been made to one of the metallurgical reports by the researcher who compiled it.


4 thoughts on “Jordan Lead Codices: The Video

  1. In the metallurgist clarifications, can it be noted if these are supposed to be pure lead? I got curious when I saw something about the lead oxidation somewhere and did some looking around. And now I’m confused.

    Plus, I want to know where the lead is supposed to have come from in “antiquity” (note the quotes) as that is likely to be able to be verified by any impurities in the metal itself in comparison to where its likely to have been quarried.

    We talked about using that kind of data to trace where pyramid stones were quarried in my ancient engineering class, so I think it should be applicable here. (And if they are fakes, it’d make it that much easier to prove it conclusively.)

    I’m a language major, but I’m just enjoying watching you guys debunk these things.


  2. @defunctidiom Sorry, that last comment was to Tom. Your comment popped up after I submit my reply. 🙂

    The impurities suggest that it is a re-molten *mixture* of ancient leads which makes narrowing it down to a specific quarry or area nearly impossible (and is also evidence that the lead was re-purposed to make the plates). Ancient lead is very easy to get one’s hands on, as during the turn of the first millennium yearly lead output under the Roman Empire was at its peak and would not be matched again until the early 1800s.

    I’ll have a summary of the things I discussed with the researcher up soon.


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