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Sat Nov 11, 2017, 05:52 PM

24. I gotta ask ... how sure are they that it is real (or not from 1000 years later)?

Generally speaking it's pretty rare to discover pieces of antiquity that are 1,000 years older than anything else that approaches their level of sophistication, esp. when it's only around 2,000 years ago.

I'm betting it'll eventually be discovered that the piece is not actually as old as they're positing at the moment. Maybe even a total mistake and it's actually only 50 years old or something.

I mean, why take the time to give the piece the sort of 'shine' it has if it's actual purpose was as a 'stamp'? You'd never convey the shine onto wax, so ... why do it?

I'm finding this story a bit far-fetched, forgive me.

Then again, maybe those that put out the photo have taken some serious liberties with Photoshop. Also possible ...

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