Ossuary owner Oded Golan applied for, and received, permission from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) to bring the James Ossuary from Israel to Toronto for the museum exhibit—even noting on the documentation the contents of the inscription and the fact that it was insured for $1 million. Even so, the IAA was caught unaware when news of the ossuary flashed around the world. Furious, the IAA later charged Golan with forging the end of the ossuary inscription. More than seven years later, after a lengthy trial, the Jerusalem judge acquitted Golan of the charges.