A 400-year-old Bible that was stolen in the 1990s returns home to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
The Geneva Bible, published in 1615, was found in the American Pilgrim Museum in Leiden in the Netherlands, reports Turkish news website Daily Sabah. The ancient scripture was among more than 300 artifacts discovered stolen from the Pittsburgh library during a routine insurance appraisal last year.
From a dollar-figure sense, it is not priceless. From a history perspective, it is priceless. —FBI Agent Robert Jones
The rare tome was in the possession of Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs, director of the Dutch museum. Bangs said he paid $1,200 from whom he thought was a “reputable dealer in antiquarian books.”
FBI agent Robert Jones said, “From a dollar-figure sense, it is not priceless. From a history perspective, it is priceless.”
The centuries-old Bible is known as “Breeches Bible” since it includes the story of Adam and Eve wearing breeches to cover their nakedness, rep