World Controversial archaeologist faked discoveries

04:25  13 march  2018
04:25  13 march  2018 Source:   Newsweek

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  Controversial archaeologist faked discoveries James Mellaart, a famous but controversial archaeologist, died in 2012, but even in death he tried to pass off historical hoaxes as real.

A colleague of Mellaart, Eberhard Zangger, a geoarchaeologist from Switzerland, has been investigating Mellaart’s claims, LiveScience reports. Zangger found that Mellaart had drafts of writings, murals, and carvings in his apartment when he died, indicating that Mellaart had was actually the creator of the “discoveries” that he had attributed to ancient people.

Mellaart had asked colleagues to publish his work after his death, but instead, one colleague found more evidence of Mellaart’s hoaxes.

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Mellaart had a long career in archaeology. He was a lecturer at Istanbul University and the University of London, and made incredible, often reputable discoveries.

His first public brush with controversy, named “ The Dorak Affair,” involved his discovery of treasure in Turkey. Some accuse him having illegally dug up the treasure elsewhere and smuggling them out of the country.

That incident would turn out to be just one debacle in a career studded with possible fabrication.

Mellaart also claimed to have “discovered” murals at an ancient settlement from approximately 9,000 years ago in Turkey called ÇatalHöyük.

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He claimed that they crumbled to dust before he could photograph or remove them.

Mellaart painted pictures of the murals that he claimed existed, but there’s no other evidence that they were there. To this day, Mellaart and his supposed discoveries remain controversial in the archaeology world.

Zangger suspects that after the first controversy, Mellaart decided he could execute more and more archaeological deceptions.

The multitude of fakeries indicated that Mellaart dedicated much of his career to tearing down archaeological knowledge, rather than improving it, despite the fact that he was a well-connected and intelligent archaeologist.

“He appears to have increasingly entered an imaginary world,” Zangger told LiveScience. “Maybe he wanted to somehow retaliate by misleading his colleagues in the field."

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