Another Blow Against Forgery

The study of religious or heroic legends and tales. One constant rule of mythology is that whatever happens amongst the gods or other mythical beings was in one sense or another a reflection of events on earth. Recorded myths and legends, perhaps preserved in literature or folklore, have an immediate interest to archaeology in trying to unravel the nature and meaning of ancient events and traditions.

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Another Blow Against Forgery

Post by Minimalist » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:38 am

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 203717.htm
ScienceDaily (Dec. 15, 2009) — A biblical expert at the University of Chicago, Margaret M. Mitchell, together with experts in micro-chemical analysis and medieval bookmaking, has concluded that one of the University Library's most enigmatic possessions is a forgery. The book, a copy of the Gospel of Mark, will remain in the collection as a study document for scholars studying the authenticity of ancient books.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

-- George Carlin

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Re: Another Blow Against Forgery

Post by Rokcet Scientist » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:01 am

Minimalist wrote:http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 203717.htm
ScienceDaily (Dec. 15, 2009) — A biblical expert at the University of Chicago, Margaret M. Mitchell, together with experts in micro-chemical analysis and medieval bookmaking, has concluded that one of the University Library's most enigmatic possessions is a forgery. The book, a copy of the Gospel of Mark, will remain in the collection as a study document for scholars studying the authenticity of ancient books.
Catholic churches keep 'holy' relics. Favorite relics are wood splinters claimed to be from The Cross that JC was supposedly nailed to. Hundreds of churches all around the world have them. I you'd add all those wood splinters up you could build a cathedral with them... :lol:

uniface

Re: Another Blow Against Forgery

Post by uniface » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:27 am

Every age manufactures the history its rulers want.

Then, they did it with manuscripts ; now, they're doing it with fossils.

Partisan propaganda aside, net change = zero.

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