Museum of the Bible says five of its Dead Sea Scrolls fragments are forgeries

Artefacts will no longer be on display after researchers said they show ‘characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin’

The Museum of the Bible has announced that five of its most prized artefacts – valuable fragments in its collection of Dead Sea Scrolls – are forgeries that will no longer be displayed at the museum in Washington DC.

Researchers in Germany tested five of the museum’s 16 fragments, bought by the billionaire businessman and museum founder Steve Green, and determining they showed “characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin”.

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Source: theguardian