It’s Too Bad Israel Doesn’t Revoke Archaeological Licenses when Exaggerated Claims are Made


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The Antiquities Ministry has suspended an excavation license given to a Brigham Young University archaeology team following a story in The Daily Mail newspaper quoting the team’s leader saying they may have discovered “one million mummies,” a claim the ministry has challenged, and called “inaccurate news.”

A million mummies… yeah that sounded suspicious as soon as it appeared.  Someone doesn’t know what a mummy is.

The BYU team made its claimed discovery excavating in Fag el-Gamous cemetery southwest of Cairo, according to a statement on the ministry’s Facebook page Friday.  Kerry Muhlestein, the director of the archaeology team, announced Wednesday the discovery of a mass grave on the site containing the remains of huge numbers of ordinary citizens, The Daily Mail reported.  “A lot of their wealth, as little as they had, was poured into these burials. The cemetery is very large, and so far seems to maintain that kind…

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