Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Museum of Fakes

From the BBC:

A 60-year-old South Korean man ran a private museum stuffed with fakes, police said as they arrested him. The man collected 530 million won ($443,000) from people who thought the objects on display were ancient treasures, AFP news agency reported….The museum was set up in August 2004 and has attracted more than 130,000 visitors, police said. Police told AFP that 153 of the 184 artefacts on display at the museum in Gongju, about 160km (100 miles) south of the capital, Seoul, were fakes.


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