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2013 AIA/SunWatch Presentation Series: The Newark "Holy Stones"

Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 10:30a

The Newark “Holy Stones”: Science, Politics, and Religion in 19th Century Ohio
Speaker: Brad Lepper, Curator of Archaeology/Natural History Unit Manager, Ohio Historical Society

Uncover the mystery of the “Holy Stones”, said to have been found in the ancient mounds of Newark, Ohio in the 1860’s. Explore the concepts that these that these "ancient" stones, bearing Hebrew inscriptions, are genuine. However, if they are indeed inauthentic—what were the motives behind the forged stones?

Created by Dayton Society of Natural History

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