1615 Geneva Bible Previously Stolen From Carnegie Library Recovered In Netherlands

by Adam Ford · Apr 28th, 2019 4:40 pm

Last Updated Nov 13th, 2019 at 12:42 pm

A 400-year-old Bible stolen from the Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Library two years ago has been recovered in the Netherlands and will be returned.

The Bible was one of 321 items stolen from the library’s rare books room, known as the Oliver Room, for a total loss of more than $8 million worth of material.

It is believed English Protestant exiles living in Geneva during the reign of staunchly Roman Catholic monarch Queen Mary Tudor translated the bible.

The special agent in charge of the Pittsburgh FBI office said the Geneva Bible is similar to one known to be in possession of the pilgrims aboard the Mayflower in 1620. 


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