Colette Loll reveals some of the fragments appear to be man-made and more recent. They showed signs of modern writing, inscribed upon archaeological deposits of leather. The experts believe further manipulation of the fragments to simulate surface appearance of original Scrolls. After examining the ‘historical artefacts’ for six months, the experts came to the conclusion – none of the fragments in the Museum of the Bible’s collection are authentic. They also said they are deliberate and clever forgeries mimicking the design of original Dead Sea Scrolls. The video below shows Colette Loll explaining the same.
So, all the 13 ‘Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments’ at Museum of the Bible are fakes. Reports indicate removal of the fake ‘artefacts’ from the Museum’s collection after it opens post Coronavirus shut down. For your information, in mid-2017 Hobby Lobby has agreed to pay a $3 million fine for illegally importing thousands of ancient Iraqi clay artifacts smuggled into the United States. The Company in fact said they colluded in the smuggling “unknowingly”.