Bibliobloggers managed to do better research than major media outlets and determined relatively quickly the the lead codices that have been making headlines recently are almost certainly fakes. The images on them are identical to ones on bronze plates that the same person “found” once before, and the inscription on those was copied from a book by someone who did not know enough Greek to distinguish between alpha and lambda.
Case closed? Pretty much – except that media outlets seem to be continuing unaware that such progress has been made, or perhaps even trying to downplay its significance. See today’s entry on the subject at Rogue Classicism for some discussion of that, as well as a fairly comprehensive round up of the discussion so far.