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Crime and Scandal

The King Tut Ticket Scam of 1979

Once the Metropolitan Museum of Art discovered the King Tut ticket scam in 1979, the fakes were easy to detect. A careless counterfeiter spelled the name of the Egyptian pharaoh. The traveling King Tut exhibit drew more than 8 million ...

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William Kidd, the Pirate Who Was Framed

William Kidd was said to have buried treasure off the Connecticut coast before sailing to Boston on a false promise of clemency for his piratical deeds. The treasure was never found – nor were the uncontested facts about his career. ...

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