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  • Jack Kilmon
    Nov 1, 2008
      There is no convincing evidence that the inscription is in two different
      hands. There is no variation between scripts outside of the range of
      variancein letters for a scribe working in stone rather than on skin,
      particularly this type of stone that has variable substrate anomalies. I
      see even wider varianceon a few hundred other ossuarialinscriptions, all
      done by single inscribers, both literate and illiterate.

      The "shake and bake" method of faking patina cannot possibly fool a
      competent analyst.

      My position has never waivered for 6 years. If there is genuinely ancient
      patina in the insciption itself, the inscription is genuine, regardless of
      an idiotic attempt to clean it and its abuse by the morons in whose hands
      the box fell. . That simple.

      Jack Kilmon


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "David Hall" <dqhall59@...>
      To: <ANE-2@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2008 4:27 AM
      Subject: Re: [ANE-2] Golan trial


      > The ossuary was inscribed in two different calligraphy styles. It was
      > written by two different hands.
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      > Geologist Goren concluded that the ossuary was first cleaned and then a
      > fake patina was added as there were traces of the cleaner under the
      > patina.
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      > http://www.davidrowan.com/2005/05/is-oded-golan-behind-biblical.html
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      > If you rub dirt on an object, you might later find the dirt on the object
      > is real containing ancient foraminifera, the dirt is authentic and old,
      > and may guess the dirty object must be authentic, but it is difficult to
      > prove when the dirt was added. The appearance of natural chemical and
      > physical weathering may have been duplicated by artificial means.
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      > If you hold a silver coin over a flame of combusted sulphur the coin will
      > become tarnished and appear old.
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      > One year I was walking through the Souk of Old Jerusalem in the vicinity
      > of Muristan and saw a basket full of Roman type oil lamps of all the exact
      > same shape and color being sold as replicas. They were not the usual
      > smooth terra cotta replicas, but were crusty in appearance as if they had
      > been buried for years.
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      > Sincerely:
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      > David Q. Hall
      > dqhall59@...
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      > --- On Fri, 10/31/08, Jack Kilmon <jkilmon@...> wrote:
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      > From: Jack Kilmon <jkilmon@...>
      > Subject: Re: [ANE-2] Golan trial
      > To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Friday, October 31, 2008, 1:21 PM
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "David Hall" <dqhall59@yahoo. com>
      > To: <ANE-2@yahoogroups. com>
      > Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 2:28 AM
      > Subject: [ANE-2] Golan trial
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      >> The Haaretz newspaper summarized some of the prosecution' s evidence
      >> against Golan and those alleged to have carried out anitquities forgery,
      >> updated August 23, 2008:
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      >> http://www.haaretz. com/hasen/ spages/974483. html
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      >> One person involved in the case has already been convicted of criminal
      >> guilt.
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      >> David Q. Hall
      >> dqhall59@yahoo. com
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      > To me it is not all that complicated as far as the James Ossuary is
      > concerned. Yuval Goren testified that there is indeed ancient patina in
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      > latter part of the inscription. My position since 2002 has been that
      > simple. If there is genuinely ancient patina in the entire inscription,
      > the
      > box is entirely genuine.
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      > http://www.bib- arch.org/ news/forgery- trial-news. asp
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      > This does not mean that Golan is innocent of manufacturing forged
      > artifacts,
      > only that this ossuary was not one of them. I also do not believe the
      > pomegranate is one of them either.
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      > Jack
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      > Jack Kilmon
      > San Antonio, TX
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