New Book Documents Italian Renaissance Scam

William Grimes of the New York Times reviews The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery, a new book by Ingrid D. Rowland about Renaissance forgery that rocked the literary world.

Rowland's book covers the story of a sensational scam which took place in 17th century Italy involving a series of mysterious, buried capsules, perportedly dating to Etruscan times.