Friday, February 10, 2017

Hebrew University Archaeologists find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls cave

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Cloth that was once used for wrapping the scrolls.
ISRAEL---Excavations in a cave on the cliffs west of Qumran, near the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, prove that Dead Sea scrolls from the Second Temple period were hidden in the cave, and were looted by Bedouins in the middle of the last century. With the discovery of this cave, scholars now suggest that it should be numbered as Cave 12. The excavators are the first in over 60 years to discover a new scroll cave and to properly excavate it. Excavation of the cave revealed that at one time it contained Dead Sea scrolls. [link]

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