Via Larry Schiffman on the twitter,
A movie we’ve seen time and time again, remember that 2,000 year old lead coffin from Qumran that I claimed was modern, and not a coffin ? We’ll after some wrangling with colleagues over whether or not I was correct, or it was even lead, they eventually found modern day coating on it to prevent corrosion and realized it wasn’t even lead but zinc. Some of the experts involved in the James osssuary controversy ‘authenticated’ the lead cum zinc coffin as ancient.
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