Painting stolen in WWII is heading from US to Ukraine

A painting that was stolen during World War II and later spent decades in a Connecticut home will be returned to an art museum in Ukraine, according to U.S. and Ukrainian officials. “Secret Departure of Ivan the Terrible Before the Oprichina,” a painting by Mikhail Panin. (U.S. Attorney’s Office) The FBI seized the painting after a retired […]

‘Blank’ Dead Sea Scrolls have hidden letters on them

The Hebrew word “Shabbat” is visible in the upper right hand corner. A lamed (the letter “L” in Hebrew) is written on the left side of the fragment. (Image: © Copyright The University of Manchester) Four Dead Sea Scroll fragments, previously thought to be blank, are anything but: Detailed imaging has revealed that these ancient pieces of […]