This blog is devoted to sharing my interest in and knowledge of the history and cluture of the ancient Near East.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Fake Mummies in the Vatican
The Vatican Museum has discovered that two mummies in its collection are fake. The mummies have never been unwrapped, so the forgery was only discovered when they were recently x-rayed. Here is an article that contains more information.
I have worked in the securities industry for more than thirty years and founded a consulting firm (ASJ International, Inc.) in the financial services industry in 2009. I also trade stocks and options.
I have a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from City University of New York and have been studying the Ancient Near East for over 40 years. I was formerly the Secretary of the Egyptological Seminar of New York and have lectured there and at City University of New York. I can read Akkadian, Sumerian and Ancient Egyptian.