February 1, 2011

Iruña-Veleia: counter-graphology

One of the main arguments of the defamation campaign against archaeologists Eliseo Gil and Idoia Filloy and their company Lurmen was a graphological report which argued that the calligraphy of graffiti on a latrine created by the archaeologists, Eliseo Gil personally, in order to recreate for visitors the life in Veleia in Roman times was the same as the one(s) of the discovered shards. 

There were actually two reports, as the first one sinned of honesty and was inconclusive. Only the second one concluded that both calligraphies were the same. This second report has been heavily criticized by the academic association SOS Iruña-Veleia for being totally tendentious (and costing the taxpayer nothing less than €36,000, VAT included).

A detailed report in Spanish language of why this graphological report was wrong and abusive can be read HERE.

Same hand? Even if the intent is to imitate, I say no way.

Once demolished this "evidence", the only thing left to do is to demonstrate that the shards are genuinely old, for what there is already a judiciary order demanding that some of the shards be given to scientific police. There is also an offer by SOS Iruña-Veleia to pay the costs of a private analysis by a most respectful European company. 

And then it should be the time of payback, specially for us common Basque citizens who have been scammed by a gang of shameless manipulators into believing, against all evidence, that the most important archaeological findings in maybe decades are false

I think that the lest they can get for this power abuse is life penalty. I mean someone who is able to manipulate a whole nation or rather two (because Spain was also played here) into taking falsehood as truth and vice versa, does not deserve any mercy. 

This is what I call high treason: treason against the Basque people, treason against the European people, treason against truth and treason against science. Not to mention the harm done to the professionals in charge and to the whole Basque scholarly community, once rather advanced and now thrown into a shameful hole of darkness and misery for the petty desires of a bunch of smartasses.

These cowardly manipulators do not deserve any mercy, sincerely.

For background info on Iruña-Veleia please read:
Also in Spanish, please reach out to SOS Iruña-Veleia and in Basque there are two quite nice blogs: Ostraka euskalduna and Iruña-Veleia, gezurra ala egia?


  1. I really think you dont have all the information to judge like this. With all respect, what you say about iruña-veleia isn´t true. Un saludo.

  2. I do have "all" the information or most of it, sincerely. I have been following the matter since several years ago and the more I know the more outraged I am (please follow the links and read carefully).

    If you have information I do not know, please share it. But I have the impression that you just do not know (or do not want to know) what is going on here because you are not providing any counter-information that could save the face of the criminal gang implicated in the Iruña-Veleia scam, from Lakarra to López de Lacalle and Núñez.


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