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Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 1984



Benjamin Mazar Reminisces

Excavating 50 years ago took courage but little money

By Bill Clark

“It was different then,” the archaeologist said. “Today there are institutes and technicians, engineers, directors and subdirectors!” “Back then, we had nothing,” he said. “But it was a wonderful period. A time of life. A time of courage; no, more than courage. There was a greatness to...Read more ›

Clumsy Forger Fools the Scholars—But Only for a Time

Fake inscriptions seriously debated in scholarly journals.

The forger has struck again—this time he managed to fool some of the world’s foremost scholars. Although at least some of his forgeries have now been discovered, the forger himself remains at large. And the problem of archaeological forgeries persists. The following may be just the tip...Read more ›