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Unholy Business: A True Tale of Faith, Greed & Forgery in the Holy Land

Autor: Burleigh, Nina

Editorial: Collins

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Unholy Business: A True Tale of Faith, Greed & Forgery in the Holy Land : In 2002, an ancient limestone box called the James Ossuary was trumpeted on the world's front pages as the first material evidence of the existence of Jesus Christ. Today it is exhibit number one in a forgery trial involving millions of dollars worth of high-end, Biblical era relics, some of which literally re-wrote Near Eastern history and which could lead to the incarceration of some very wealthy men and embarrass major international institutions, including the British Museum and Sotheby's. Set in Israel, with its 30,000 archaeological digs crammed with biblical-era artifacts, and full of colorful characters - scholars, evangelicals, detectives, and millionaire collectors - Unholy Business tells the incredibly story of what the Israeli authorities have called "the fraud of the century." It takes readers into the murky world of Holy Land relic dealing, from the back alleys of Jerusalem's Old City to New York's Fifth Avenue, and reveals biblical archeology as it is pulled apart by religious believers on one side and scientists on the other.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Ciencias Sociales   Archaeology

ISBN 13:9780061458453
ISBN 10:0061458457
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:271
Tamaño:9.50" l x 6.50" w x 1.00" h
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