“This is the largest return of antiquities to Iraq,” said Iraq’s culture minister Hassan Nazim.
Museum of Bible Returns 5,000 Artifacts With “Insufficient” Provenance to Egypt
The US Department of Homeland Security returned the artifacts to Cairo yesterday, concluding Egypt’s efforts to retrieve the items since 2016.
Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of the Bible Revealed as Forgeries
The museum, not unfamiliar with scandal, failed to perform due diligence before showcasing the scrolls.
The Illegal Papyrus Trade and What Scholars Can Do to Stop It
In 2012, a remarkable artifact appeared on eBay — and my research into its origins raised troubling questions.
Hobby Lobby Turns Over 245 More Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq
Last year, the craft store chain agreed to hand over 5,548 antiquities that it had improperly imported.
As the New Museum of the Bible Opens, Questions About its Scholarship Remain
The Museum of the Bible has the potential to reach a much greater audience than any individual scholar and there is real concern that it will selectively use scholarship to promote an evangelical Protestant view of the Bible and religion.
Dispelling the Myths Around the Hobby Lobby Antiquities Case
The Hobby Lobby case brings up several vital issues relating to cultural heritage, theft, and war in West Asia, and many of our responses have so far been misdirected.
Hobby Lobby Busted for Illegally Importing Thousands of Iraqi Antiquities
The US government has raised serious questions about the origin of thousands of ancient artifacts being purchased for a Hobby Lobby-supported museum.