Continuing Legend of the Crystal Skulls

 0805 Etc Jpegs Indy5

 0805 Etc Jpegs Indy6
 0805 Etc Jpegs Indy9

Two weeks ago, I linked to a National Geographic article about the real counterfeit crystal skulls in museums around the world. The Legend of the Crystal Skulls, not-starring Harrison Ford, continues this month in Archaeology magazine. Jane MacLaren Walsh, an anthropologist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, has spent almost two decades analyzing crystal skulls in search of the "real" thing. The trail led her to an "obtainer of rare antiquities" in 19th century France named Eugène Boban. The Archaeology article also features a special bonus sidebar on the carving that inspired the golden idol Indy almost nabs at the beginning of Raders of the Lost Ark! (Curses, Belloq!) Link (Thanks, Bob Pescovitz!)

Previously on BB:
• National Geographic on the real fake crystal skulls Link