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

By: Burleigh, Nina.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Smithsonian Books/Collins, c2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: 271 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0061458457 :.Subject(s): Moussaieff, Shlomo | Golan, Oded | Ganor, Amir | Forgery of antiquities -- Israel | Archaeology -- Israel | Israel -- AntiquitiesDDC classification: 933 | 933 LOC classification: CC140 | .B87 2008
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-260) and index.

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Library Journal Review

Fascinating bad guys; exotic locations; lost religious treasures too good to be true; and a cast of characters made up of scholars, religious believers, antique dealers, cops, and millionaires make this book a strange--and true--tale and a delight to read. In 2002, the James Ossuary, an ancient limestone box for bones with an inscription on it that said "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" was publicized as the first real physical evidence of Jesus Christ's existence. The plot thickened when the ossuary went on tour, creating lots of publicity, a book by advocate Hershel Shanks, and a Discovery Channel documentary. Then the ossuary's owner, Oded Golan, and his antique-dealer associates were charged with forgery. The trial of Golan and a colleague has lasted years (and has also led to the uncovering of other important forgeries). Burleigh (staff writer, People magazine) does a fabulous job of tracking down and talking to the major players in what the Israeli authorities call the "fraud of the century." Whether or not readers believe the ossuary is authentic, they will thoroughly enjoy this book. Highly recommended for public libraries and academic libraries supporting classes on archaeology.--Melissa Aho, Univ. of Minnesota Lib., Minneapolis (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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<p> Nina Burleigh grew up in several different regions including San Francisco, Baghdad, and later Michigan. She began as an intern at the Associated Press where she learned a great deal about govenrment and writing journalism. She covered The White House and Congress for People and Time. She soon became a staff writer for People Magazine in the 2000's. She then went on to be a National Politics Correspondent for Newsweek in 2015. <p> Her journalism experience motivated her to become an author. Her book title's include: Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt, Unholy Business: A True Tale of Faith, Greed and Forgery in the Holy Land, The Fatal Gift of Beauty, and The Stranger and the Statesman: Jame sSmithson, John Quincy Adams and the Making of America's Greatest Museum. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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