One of the Greatest Hoaxes Ever

 

Finny Fake one of the Greatest Hoaxes ever tried on the British Museum was this extraordinary figure, claimed to be a mummified mermaid.  Now part of exhibit of "Forgeries and Deceptive Copies" at the museum, the ersatz mermaid proved to be a monkey's body wired to a fish's tail.

June 21st 1961

 


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