The crystal skull sought by
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
in this year's recent sequel has sparked a flurry of interest in the Smithsonian's very own crystal skull—which is perhaps becoming one of the world's best-known fakes thanks to the dogged research efforts of anthropologist Jane MacLaren Walsh of the
Natural History Museum
. Check out the magazine's
on Walsh's work. Today, the skull makes it public debut, going on view at Natural History in the
ground floor corridor
next to the Atruim Cafe. And don't miss the debut of the Smithsonian Channel's
"Legend of the Crystal Skulls".
tonight at 9:00 p.m.
(Photograph courtesy of James Di Loreto, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution)