Sunday, April 18, 2004

MORE ON THE MESS in Akron surrounding the From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Forbidden Book exhibition. This is an A.P. article, although I haven't found it yet outside the Akron Beacon Journal:
Trustee helps sort ownership in religious artifacts exhibit

Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio - An exhibit of religious artifacts featuring fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls ends Sunday, but the legal disputes surrounding it could continue.

A court-appointed trustee must oversee the process as various owners pick up their ancient manuscripts, Bibles and clay tablets on Monday.


U.S. District Judge John Adams took three hours Friday to sort out the complicated ownership trails for the three collectors who organized the exhibit, with some of them displaying items they in turn were borrowing. None of the agreements was in writing.

"I'm a bit surprised," Adams said.