Washington D.C., Mar 14, 2020 / 11:00 am
The Museum of the Bible announced Friday that its entire collection of "Dead Sea Scroll" fragments have been proven to be forgeries, according to tests conducted at its request.
The museum housed a collection of 16 fragments it claimed to be part of the Dead Sea Scrolls, which are considered to be some of the oldest extant Biblical manuscripts.
However, in 2018 the museum announced that, according to an external analysis, five of the 16 scroll fragments were probably forgeries.
On Friday, National Geographic reported that tests concluded all 16 fragments were forgeries.