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Brief Update on the Lead Codices

None of the codices that have been released thus far for the public have proven to be authentic (including those which Elkington has supported as authentic) and none have shown to be more than the products of workshops, skilled in peddling fakes to tourists at a hefty price. It is also true that the iconography and even some of the script has roots in actual artifacts but these qualities were repurposed, out of context, from items found in museums in Jordan.

See Also:

Artifacts and the Media: Lead Codices and the Public Portrayal of History

And Jordan Lead Codices: Exposing the Fakes

By Thomas S. Verenna
Independent Researcher and Student
September 2011

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