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Dallas Biblical Arts Museum Destroyed By Fire

A raging fire broke out at the Dallas Biblical Arts Museum yesterday, and according to some reports it destroyed 80-90% of the museum's treasures. According to a report by NBC5i, "the building did not have a sprinkler system because of its age." As if all of this weren't bad enough, it appears that arson is suspected.

The museum housed many beautiful works of biblical art (with a few that I think might have dated back to the 9th or 10th centuries - at least at one time) and featured exhibits from time to time. I particularly remember visiting exhibits there on rare bibles and on the Dead Sea Scrolls. What a loss for the community!


Blogger Michael Turton said...

WHAT! How could a museum not have a sprinkler system?

What a tragic loss. Did they catch the jerk who did it?

6:40 PM  
Blogger Bryan said...

I wondered the same thing about the lack of a sprinkler system. Ironically, since it was apparently not required, perhaps a sprinkler system was deemed too costly...

I think the news stated something about questioning and releasing a suspect, but that's all I've heard.

7:08 PM  

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