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Document supposedly written by Galileo is a fake

A handwritten document thought to have been penned by Galileo Galilei is actually a forgery, the University of Michigan has announced. 

The single piece of paper was a jewel of the collection of the University of Michigan Library, according to a statement (opens in new tab) from the library. But an internal investigation by a professor of history has found that it’s a fake: Watermarks in the paper date back to no earlier than the 18th century, over a hundred years after the death of the famed astronomer. 

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