William Shakespeare wrote in the margins of his books. Noah washed up in Vienna after the flood. Jesus sent a letter back to Earth after his ascension to heaven.
Did you miss those artifacts of history?
Of course you did. They're all frauds, concocted to convince the unsuspecting — and often they did.
These frauds are part of a new exhibit, "Fakes, Lies and Forgeries," at the George Peabody Library in Baltimore.
Curator Earle Havens says the exhibit is timely — these days, the media presents us with fakes and lies all the time.