Update on Stolen Christopher Columbus Letter

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Last year, the Security Section wrote a piece on a 525-year-old Christopher Columbus letter that was missing from the Vatican Library. Unbeknownst to them, a forgery lived in its place for decades. Last week, the United States returned the 1943 letter to the Vatican. However, investigators still have no answers regarding who stole the letter or how the theft occurred.

 

Read more at:

New York Times

Smithsonian Magazine 

Voice of American News 

Washington Post

 


The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. “Christopher Columbus.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-2923-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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