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Getty loses in Italy’s Supreme Court. What does that really mean for the museum’s prized ‘Victorious Youth’? – Los Angeles Times

Italy’s version of the Supreme Court has ruled that one of the J. Paul Getty Museum’s most prized antiquities — the 2,000-plus-year-old Greek artwork known as “Statue of a Victorious Youth,” or the Getty bronze — should be repatriated back to Italy. The Getty’s response: No. “We will continue to …

Bible Museum admits some of its Dead Sea Scrolls are fake

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Washington’s $500 million Museum of the Bible held its grand opening in November 2017, attended by Vice President Mike Pence, there were questions even then about the authenticity of its centerpiece collection of Dead Sea Scrolls. Now the museum has been forced to admit a painful …