When the clay jars at Qumran was discovered it was a 2000-year-old treasure. To think that a treasure can lie in a cave or under the sand of the desert for 2000 years and then someone discovers it is almost unbelievable and yet this is in most cases how it happens. Still the discovery is only the start of the journey because immediately after the discovery is made the interpretation, translation and restoration of the scroll starts.
The Dead Sea Scrolls, the set of mostly religious documents written approximately 2000 years ago and discovered over a 10-year period beginning in 1946 in a series of caves near, fittingly enough the Dead Sea about 13 miles east of ... Read Post
Image by Randall Niles via Flickr The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 caves near Qumran on the Dead Sea by a Bedouin shepherd. Stored for nearly 2 millennia in clay jars or pots, the scrolls survived with the help of the dr... Read Post