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.

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

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