Taking Papyrus Off The Faces Of Mummies: More Concerns About The Hobby Lobby/Museum Of The Bible’s Purchase Of Antiquities

Last week the company was fined $3 million for having purchased cuneiform tablets and other ancient items (which will be returned) apparently looted from Iraq for the museum’s collection. Here, Noah Charney writes about different allegations: that the Green family (Hobby Lobby’s owners) acquired papyrus fragments used to bind Egyptian mummies that had been removed […]

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Report: Vast Majority Of Art In San Francisco’s Mexican Museum Are Fake

According to the report, only 83 of 2,000 artifacts from the pre-Hispanic, or pre-Columbian, era could be certified as museum-quality by an independent team of museum curators who came from Mexico City to conduct the test. The other 1,917 are considered “decorative,” and will probably be given to schools or smaller museums before the museum […]

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