Archive for October, 2013

ICE “Incompetence” In Iranian Griffin Debacle

Article – Suzan Mazur

As the Iranian silver griffin debacle continues to be dissected, I have heard more from Peter Northover, head of the materials-based science/archaeology group at Oxford University, one of three authenticators on the griffin for New York art dealer Hicham … Read more »

A Fake? — “America’s Souvenir to the Iranian People”

Article – Suzan Mazur

The big thaw in US – Iran relations has been compromised. The world’s leading authority on antiquities fakes — long-time Metropolitan Museum of Art Ancient Near East expert Oscar White Muscarella, who excavated throughout the 1960s in Iran — has told me … Read more »