Let­ter re­turned:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

The United States is re­turn­ing to the Vat­i­can Li­brary a let­ter writ­ten by Christo­pher Colum­bus in 1493 an­nounc­ing his dis­cov­ery of the New World that was stolen and re­placed with a forgery.

It’s the third such re­turn in re­cent years af­ter US in­ves­ti­ga­tors de­ter­mined that sev­eral au­then­tic copies of the let­ter had been stolen from li­braries across Europe and re­placed with forg­eries with­out li­brary of­fi­cials’ knowl­edge. (AP)

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