The so-called Jordan Lead Codices
"Smuggled" from Jordan to Israel
Appeared 2011
Claimed by Jordan, the Israel Antiquities Authority were shown these and felt they
were modern forgeries. This seems to be the opinion of the majority of scholars.
Similar modern copies can be found in the bazaars and souks of Cairo, Damascus, and so
forth. See:
Since the consensus of
scholars agree that these
are modern fakes, the
issue becomes a basic
customs dispute.

After lack of interest in
the West, the owner
appears to be "returning"
them to Jordon instead.

Whether Fraud was
intended or an accident,
this story is dead as a
Dodo - and not looting.