(RNS) — The line between well-intentioned kitsch and bad taste, experts in religious artwork say, can be blurry.
(RNS) — Charges against a young dealer in Mormon history pointed up the degree to which LDS members' desire for historical artifacts makes them vulnerable to swindles.
(RNS) — Two tiny clay seals attributed to King Hezekiah of Judah and an Isaiah who could be the biblical prophet have drawn global notice this year — and raised the visibility of a tiny American church involved in their discovery.
(RNS) — The return follows an investigation the museum is conducting on the origins of more than 3,000 items in its collection.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Questionable artifacts haven't cast doubt on the reputations of other museums and institutions in the same way as occurred after the Museum of the Bible's acquisition of thousands of items from Iraq in a sale that was 'fraught with red flags.'
(RNS) 'No dealer in his right mind would have been involved in this,' said Jerome Eisenberg, an antiquities dealer who has specialized in ancient art for more than 60 years.
(REUTERS) Archaeologists compare the assault on Nimrud to the Taliban's destruction of Afghanistan's Bamiyan Buddha statues in 2001. But the damage being wreaked by the Islamic State to ancient monuments and places of worship is even more relentless and wide-ranging.
(RNS) A large-scale Bible museum will open in Washington, D.C., within four years, say planners who have been touring the world with portions of their collection. By Adelle M. Banks.