Crafting Gentleness

Monday, May 26, 2008

Is Indy Chasing A Fake? Two Well-known Crystal Skulls Did Not, After All, Come From Ancient Mexico

"ScienceDaily (May 25, 2008) — As Indiana Jones races against time to find an ancient crystal skull in his new movie adventure, he should perhaps take a moment to check its authenticity.

New research suggests that two well-known crystal skulls, in the British Museum and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, did not, after all, come from ancient Mexico. Academics now believe the British skull was made in 19th century Europe and the American one even more recently."


Sort of fits with the rather lame attempt in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade to turn the well-known site of Petra in Jordan into the mysteriously unknown resting place of the Holy Grail (and eternal home of an extra from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, apparently). Never let the details get in the way of an adventure, eh boys?


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