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The Veleia Affair

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Have researchers in Spain's Basque Country made the find of a lifetime, or committed a very expensive fraud? At a series of press conferences in his hometown, Eliseo Gil announced the discovery of several pottery sherds and other artifacts dating to around the third century a.d. with some remarkable graffiti scratched into them. One sherd depicted the Calvary scene, making it one of the oldest images of Christ's crucifixion. Some animal bones were engraved with the name of Egyptian queen Nefertiti, while inscriptions written in hieroglyphics and Latin appeared on other sherds. Also found were the earliest messages written in the Basque language. Sounds a lot like Burrows Cave stuff, doesn't it?

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