AMMAN — The Department of Antiquities (DoA) has announced that the lead codices allegedly found in a northern Jordan cave between 2005-2007 have been proven forged. […]
The DoA Director General Monther Jamhawi said that the codices are a kind of “professional” forgery that was executed skillfully.
“This advanced counterfeit has created confusion as ancient materials were used, such as lead and stones, and inscribing them with ancient look-alike texts and drawings that are hard to be tested,” Jamhawi told The Jordan Times on Saturday. […]
The department formed a committee of researchers and epigraphists, who examined the books and confirmed that they were not authentic.
In its report, the taskforce concluded that the examination from an archaeological point of view proved that the metal books were false and worthless as they contained “irrelevant old letters and images” and that the manufacturer had no background about ancient inscriptions and their technical details or religious significance.
Or in other words, what most of us have been articulating since the beginning. 🙂