The Armenians challenge Getty’s possession, asserting that the Museum either knew the pages were stolen or failed to do appropriate provenance research. The Armenians note that these were pages from a manuscript that had been a treasure of the Armenian church since the 13th century. Lawyers representing the Armenian church have to argue both that the manuscript is a national treasure of great historical importance, and that it is not surprising that the discovery that pages were missing is only as recent as 2006. The folios were in a private collection in the United States for at least 60 years.
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