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‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ at the Museum of the Bible are all forgeries

Mar 30,2020 | artfraud | Comments 0

Washington, D.C.On the fourth floor of the Museum of the Bible, a sweeping permanent exhibit tells the story of how the ancient scripture became the world’s most popular book. A warmly lit sanctum at the exhibit’s heart reveals some of the museum’s most prized possessions: fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient texts that include…

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Bible Museum, Admitting Mistakes, Tries to Convert Its Critics

Mar 29,2020 | artfraud | Comments 0

In acknowledging that many of its artifacts had tainted histories and that others were fake, the institution hopes candor In acknowledging that many of its artifacts had tainted histories and that others were fake, the institution hopes candor will build trust.will build trust.

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‘It’s the First Domino’: After the Museum of the Bible Discovered Its Dead Sea Scrolls Are Fake, the Field Braces for More Revelations

Mar 28,2020 | artfraud | Comments 0

There’s more bad news for the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC. Every single one of its 16 fragments of the famed Dead Sea Scrolls have been found to be modern-day forgeries—not just the five previously identified fakes. And since the Museum of the Bible’s trove was a small part of a much larger…

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