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2013_09 28 Obama gives forgery to Iran as sign of good will

Sources:

Ancient Artifact Obama Gave Iran is a Fake from 1999 By Daniel Greenfield – October 11, 2013

We Gave Iran an Antique as a Token of Goodwill. Only Problem? It’s Fake. By Alex Joffe – October 10, 2013

2,700-year-old Persian artifact a gift of U.S. diplomacy to Iran? By Tara Kangarlou and Ben Brumfield, CNN – September 28, 2013

The Veracity of “Scientific” Testing by Conservators By Oscar White Muscarella (2013)

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  1. It’s not a “griffin”, it’s a Buraq.

    Yes, Barack gave Iran a Buraq.

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Funny … but Buraq is a winged horse. The story specifies four hooves. It is also usually shown with a humanoid head. This thing has an eagle’s head.

      But acc’ding to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griffin, the forger didn’t get the griffin part right either.

      “The griffin has a body, tail, and back legs of a LION; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle’s talons as its FRONT feet.”

      Looks to me like the forger got the legs reversed. The art historian guy did say it was a BAD forgery! LOL

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