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Dead Sea Scrolls coming to the internet

John Moe Oct 19, 2010

Apparently, it’s a team up effort between Google and the Israeli Antiquities Authority. I hope commenting is not enabled.

“The images will be equal in quality to the actual physical viewing of the scrolls, thus eliminating the need for re-exposure of the Scrolls and allowing their preservation for future generations,” the Authority said in a statement.

It said that the new technology would help to expose writing that has faded over the centuries and promote further research into one of the most important archaeological finds of the 20th century.

The scrolls, most of them on parchment, are the oldest copies of the Hebrew Bible and include secular text dating from the third century BC to the first century AD.

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