With Profs. Steven Ortiz & Christopher Rollston
More scholars discuss the verdict in the Fraudulent Antiquities Trial. On this week’s program we talk with archaeologist Steven Ortiz and epigraphist Christopher Rollston.
With Prof. Mark Schuler
A judge in Jerusalem has finally issued a verdict in the trial of Oded Golan and Robert Deutsch, who were accused of creating fake antiquities and illegally trafficking in antiquities. The case involved the James Ossuary. Prof. Mark Schuler is the Midwest Representative for the American Schools of Oriental Research, the professional organization for archaeologists working in Israel. And also one of the directors of excavations at Hippos/Sussita, a decapolis city overlooking the Sea of Galilee. He offers some thoughts on the verdict and the issues behind the court case.