Armenian Orthodox Church seeks eight pages of the Zeyt'un Gospels that the Getty Museum bought in 1994. The Getty asked the motion to be dismissed, but judge orders mediation.
The J. Paul Getty Trust failed Thursday to derail a lawsuit by the Armenian Orthodox Church that accuses the museum of harboring stolen illuminated medieval manuscripts — 755-year-old works that are masterpieces and, to the church, spiritually and historically sacred.
After a brief hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Abraham Khan denied the Getty's motion to dismiss the claim. The museum's attorneys argued that the deadline for filing the suit had passed decades ago under the statute of limitations. But the judge said that's "not clear" and ordered four months of mediation, scheduling a March 2 resumption if the case isn't settled.
At that point, the judge said, he might focus on the complicated history of the pages' journey from the Turkish region of Cilicia to America during and after the World War I-era Armenian genocide, in order to determine whether the suit filed last year meets the six-year statute of limitations.
England's Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British royal family attended a service Wednesday to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.
The service at London's Westminster Abbey paid tribute to the completion of the "Authorized Version" of the Bible, which took place in 1611, the BBC reports. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince of Wales also attended the ceremony, during which Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams gave the sermon.
The Serbian Academy of Sciencies and Arts celebrates the 170th anniversary. On this occasion from today until November 20 numerous programs, exhibitions, concerts and solemn academies will be held.
On the occasion of the 170th anniversary of the Serbian Academy of Sciencies and Arts from today until November 20 numerous programs, exhibitions, concerts and solemn academy will be held. At the SASA Gallery a concert was held where miniatures of all composers, academicians of the SASA were performed.
On the Kalimegdan a bust to Laza Kostic will be tomorrow revealed, and at the SASA Gallery an exhibition Academician the fine artist will be opened at which works from the Art collection of the SASA will be exhibited.
On Saturday, on the feast day of Holy King Milutin, in the crypt of the church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica, four new books of His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije - "Chronicle of a new Kosovo's crucifixion".
Vuk Jeremic stated on Tuesday that on Serbia′s election to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee will strengthen its positions regarding the nation′s heritage.
The Serbian foreign minister stressed that it will help in efforts to prevent the attempts of renaming Serbian Orthodox Christian monasteries in Kosovo and refer to them as "Kosovar". “If they are not Serbian, than nothing is. This deals a blow to the very core of our national identity, but as of next year we will be in a much better position to protect our identity,” Jeremić said in a statement for Tanjug.