Discoverer of the "James Ossuary" Arrested in Jerusalem

Boston Globe: Antiquities dealer, Oded Golan, has been arrested for suspicion of forgery after experts declared the ossuary box, brought to light by Golan, was a fake. Israeli police have ended a six-month investigation of the ossuary box, brought to the public eye by art dealer Oded Golan, with an arrest. Golan claimed to possess the "bone box" which bore the Aramaic inscription: "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus." Experts were immediately suspicious and further study has shown the artifact to have been faked. Police have found other artifacts at Golan's home which will now come under close scutiny.

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