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The Resource Unholy business : a true tale of faith, greed, and forgery in the holy land, Nina Burleigh

Unholy business : a true tale of faith, greed, and forgery in the holy land, Nina Burleigh

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Unholy business : a true tale of faith, greed, and forgery in the holy land
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Unholy business
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a true tale of faith, greed, and forgery in the holy land
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Nina Burleigh
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eng
Summary
In 2002, an ancient limestone box called the James Ossuary was trumpeted on front pages as the first material evidence of the existence of Jesus Christ. Today it is exhibit A in a forgery trial involving millions of dollars worth of high-end Biblical-erarelics, 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, andfull of colorful characters--scholars, evangelicals, detectives, and millionaire collectors--this book tells the story of what 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 archaeology as it is pulled apart by religious believers on one side and scientists on the other.--From publisher description
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298586
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DLC
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Burleigh, Nina
Dewey number
933
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Moussaieff, Shlomo
  • Golan, Oded
  • Ganor, Amir
  • Forgery of antiquities
  • Archaeology
  • Israel
Target audience
adult
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a true tale of faith, greed, and forgery in the holy land
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Unholy business : a true tale of faith, greed, and forgery in the holy land, Nina Burleigh
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Contents
Prologue: A Woman with Many Cats, October 2001 -- Chapter 1. The Billionaire's Table, Spring 2002 -- Chapter 2. The Detective, Fall 2002 -- Chapter 3. Pieces of God -- Chapter 4. The Collector -- Chapter 5. Doubt, Fall 2002 -- Chapter 6. The Tablet, Fall 2002 -- Chapter 7. The Mysterious Tzuriel, Winter 2003 -- Chapter 8. Scholars, Spring 2003 -- Chapter 9. The Workshop, Summer 2003 -- Chapter 10. The Gulls, Fall 2003 -- Epilogue: Accused, Fall 2004
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000043123251
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
271 p.
Isbn
9780061458453
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Unholy business : a true tale of faith, greed, and forgery in the holy land, Nina Burleigh
Publication
Contents
Prologue: A Woman with Many Cats, October 2001 -- Chapter 1. The Billionaire's Table, Spring 2002 -- Chapter 2. The Detective, Fall 2002 -- Chapter 3. Pieces of God -- Chapter 4. The Collector -- Chapter 5. Doubt, Fall 2002 -- Chapter 6. The Tablet, Fall 2002 -- Chapter 7. The Mysterious Tzuriel, Winter 2003 -- Chapter 8. Scholars, Spring 2003 -- Chapter 9. The Workshop, Summer 2003 -- Chapter 10. The Gulls, Fall 2003 -- Epilogue: Accused, Fall 2004
Control code
000043123251
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
271 p.
Isbn
9780061458453

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