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The Solomon Treasures

ABC August 29, 2010

The Solomon Treasures tells the story of the fascinating investigations into the lucrative trade of fake artefacts that have stained biblical history and the discipline of archaeology. In the last few years biblical history has been turned upside down by a series of scandals. Investigators reveal that some of the most revered objects in Israel, and around the world, are in fact sophisticated fakes. The police suspect it may be the world's biggest ever antiquity fraud.

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