The mystery of the long lost Well of Scribes

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A 50-year old cold case has been partially solved. In 1969, a bronze sculpture called the Well of Scribes went missing from the Los Angeles Public Library. It was never seen again -- until now. Part of the sculpture resurfaced in Arizona. It’s currently on its way back home.

View of the Well of Scribes statue, circa 1926. Photo credit: Los Angeles Public Library

The recently found piece of the Well of Scribes and the two remaining missing ones. Photo credit: Alta magazine