According to the Department of Antiquities (Do A), first stage of aging tests to determine the authenticity of lead-sealed metal books billed as the greatest find in biblical archaeology since the Dead Sea scrolls have been encouraging. Images referencing David Elkington, Rex Features, David O Neill, The Telegraph, Ilan Shibli, Hassan Saeda, Ahmed Suli and Mahomet Hamdi.
In the interests of clarity these are re-processed images, using differing light angle comparison for some and further processing to enhance 3D quality.I am hoping that these people who made some images available are not just interested in profiteering and that it is true that they say they are more interested to know what they mean.As with any find of this calibre, the dissemination of false information and false claims is par of the course.Hence discretion is advised when viewing websites that are religious-based and others that may have their own biased agendas in how they present this information.For developments pertaining to the authenticity of the books, go to this Wikipedia page for daily updates.Some scholars describe it as the find of the century and deem it to be even more important than the dead seas scrolls.
For this reason there has been a whole barrage of attempts at decoding them.
BUT scholars so far seem to have absolutely no idea on the value of the pictoglyphs and symbols, which make up most of the detail on the metal books, and they already jump to mistaken conclusions and prejudge the authenticity since the texts are expected to be illogical and composites with other ancient languages, encoded in a strange way.
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70 Metal book "Jordanian codices" - metal books called 'codices' are ancient books actually made of thin sheets of two different metals, mainly lead which have recently been discovered in a cave in Jordan.
Many are still sealed books and appear to be over 1500 years old.
UPDATE JUNE 15TH 2011 - TEST RESULTS ARE IN The Jordan university has made a release through The Jordan Times newspaper that the lead books that were scientifically tested are trully ancient and appear to be real artifacts. Image credits: The images on this page reference reprocessed images sourced from multiple versions of each metal plate.