Alex Joffe is an archaeologist and historian. He edits
The Ancient Near East Today
website of the American Schools of Oriental Research and is a Shillman-Ginsburg Fellow of the Middle East Forum.
Visual Art & Design
We Gave Iran an Antique as a Token of Goodwill. Only Problem? It’s Fake.
The ‘ancient’ griffin—given by the U.S. to Iranian President Rouhani—probably doesn’t date back to earlier than 1999
· October 10, 2013