Tag: Forgery

Spanish Archaeologist Sentenced to Prison

“A significant discovery was believed to have been made when a series of nearly 300 ostracas (ceramic pieces) with words engraved in Latin , Basque, and Egyptian hieroglyphs were discovered on the site. Eliseo Gil, the excavation director, once boasted that their discovery would “rewrite the history books”.” – Stephen… Continue Reading “Spanish Archaeologist Sentenced to Prison”

The Forgeries of Václav Hanka

“The enthusiasm of the Czech Revival found expression in aesthetics, poetry and folksong, literary exercises on pan-Slavonic themes, and new adventures in drama, fiction, and journalism. But the period was overshadowed by a hoax, and no survey of the years between 1827, when the… Continue Reading “The Forgeries of Václav Hanka”

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