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Some of the Dead Sea Scrolls were hidden in jars like these, which were later found in the excavation of Qumran. This type of pottery is unknown elsewhere: since it was found in the caves where the scrolls were hidden, and in the Qumran ruins, many believe it is conclusive proof that the scrolls were written in Qumran.
A historian of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School has identified a papyrus fragment in Coptic that she says contains the first known statement saying explicitly that Jesus was married. The fragment also refers to a female disciple.
More than six decades since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Israel put 5,000 images of the ancient biblical artifacts online in a partnership with Google. (AP)