Thursday, July 31, 2008

Phaistos Disc

PhDiva reports on Jerome M. Eisenberg's condemnation of the Phaistos Disc today.

Most interesting is this reference: “nine of the 32 of Eisenberg’s devised ‘Stylistic Criteria in Ancient Art Forgery’ apply to the work of this forger (Minerva, May/June 1992, pp., 10-15; originally presented as a paper at the 1970 annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America”. I wasn't aware of the article; I wonder if it is applicable to detecting forgeries of coins.

PhDiva is also linking to the actual reports on Iraq looting and reporting that Egypt is rewarding some antiquities finders.

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