Several of the Museum of the Bible’s prized holdings are forgeries

Five of the museum’s Dead Sea Scroll fragments have been declared fakes.

The Museum of the Bible announced Monday that at least five of its Dead Sea Scrolls — among the most valuable and historically significant items in its collection — are fakes.

According to a press release put out by the Washington, DC–based museum, a German testing company had concluded that the fragments on display showed “characteristics inconsistent with an ancient origin” and thus would no longer be on...

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