Monday, October 3, 2011

Digital Dead Sea Scrolls

Digital Dead Sea Scrolls

Google and the Israel Museum have digitized five of the Dead Sea Scrolls using advanced technology. It is well worth your time to visit the site.

The scrolls were written between the third and first centuries B.C. and are the oldest know biblical manuscripts. The scrolls were hidden in caves near the Dead Sea to protect them from the Romans. A Bedouin shepherd discovered the scrolls in 1947. Many of the Dead Sea Scrolls are on display at the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem.

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