Saturday, 17 November 2007

The Telltale Fakes

George Greenhalgh - Fake Assyrian Relief (c.2005)This is one of three fake Assyrian reliefs, supposedly dating from 600 to 800BC, that caused George Greenhalgh's downfall. In 2005 he tried to sell them to the British Museum. Experts spotted spelling mistakes in the cuneiform script and inaccuracies in the detail of the horses' bridles. The police were called in. Click the title link to read about Greenhalgh and view more of his fakes. You might spot one in your local museum!


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