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Bible museum closes $50 million deal for D.C. spot

Recommended by Matthew Brown

Published: Monday, July 30 2012 10:18 a.m. MDT

Our take: The proposed Museum of the Bible will be built two blocks from the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Planners for the museum closed a $50 million deal on a building last week.

The Museum of the Bible, a nonprofit group planning the, as yet, unnamed museum, announced it will be housed at 300 D Street, SW, in what is now the Washington Design Center...

That collection features more than 55,000 items including biblical artifacts ranging from Dead Sea Scrolls to Torah scrolls that survived the Holocaust.

Read more about the Museum of the Bible on Religion News Service.

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