Now they fake everything, even the monuments
The bust is executed by an unknown sculptor given the stylistic and aesthetic norms of ancient Roman portrait sculpture and so often and so widely copied that it’s now impossible to separate the image of the Roman dictator from his fake image. How to actually could look like a great commander, now contemporaries may not learn never.
The Portland vase, considered the original and until recently was considered one of the most valuable Roman finds, kept in the British Museum. Now its ancient origins questioned. Dr. Jerome Eisenberg, one of the greatest connoisseurs of ancient art, said that it is convinced that the Portland vase was created in the Renaissance.
The fruit of the pomegranate tree, ivory – one of the main exhibits of the Museum of the history of Israel, dated to VIII century BC, about two years ago also turned out to be fake. First it was thought that a unique product of the ancient masters served as a attribute of religious rituals in the Jerusalem temple of king Solomon, destroyed the Assyrian armies in 586 BC.
Scientists thought that the ivory pomegranate was a knob on the rod of one of the priests. This was evidenced cut on the product of the inscription in Hebrew: “gift of the Holy priests of the House of the Lord.”
Himself ivory pomegranate was found by French archaeologist Andre Lemaire in antithrombine of Jerusalem in the late 70-ies of the last century. He studied grenades and even wrote about it a scientific work. After a brief journey through the hands of private collectors in 1988, that “the only object remaining from the First temple,” for 600 thousand dollars bought the Museum of the history of Israel.
The group of experts, within a few months examined the exhibit with the help of modern technology, came to the conclusion that garnet is indeed ancient, but the inscription made on it just a few decades ago.
Another modern fake was the sarcophagus of Jesus ‘ brother. When slightly damaged urn for the burial of the bones of the dead with carved on it the name of Jacob, the son of Joseph, brother of Jesus, appeared in Israel, its owner, Israeli collector who claimed to have bought it just 15 years ago, the casual merchant.
This finding was the only real tangible evidence of existence of Jesus Christ. However, archaeologists from the Israeli Committee for the monuments of antiquity found that the name carved on the sarcophagus, is a modern stone carving.
Another deception was recognized as the temple of Abundance of the Incas in the Peruvian village of Cucito. The temple is a block of stone with numerous stone sculptures in the form of phalluses. Ancient Inca ruins attract millions of tourists. To the ruins of the temple of Abundance, which was believed to have existed for hundreds of years, gathered, in particular, infertile women, to beg posterity.
Recently experts found that this “monument” on the strength of 12 years. Residents of Cucito built the ruins of the temple and carved stone phalluses in the hope of attracting to the village as many tourists as possible.