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Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery Solved?

Dead Sea Scrolls: Discovered first in 1947 in desert caves. Ascribed by some scholars to the Essenes, an ancient Jewish sect, dated to the turn of B.C. to A.D.

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Qumran Israel - Jars in which the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Cave #1. 1st C. BCE - 1st C. CE. Pottery. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dead Sea Scrolls Museum.

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Qumran - where a cache of ancient biblical texts the Dead Sea Scroll were discovered in 1947

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Some of the Dead Sea Scrolls were hidden in jars 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.

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In 1947 a Bedouin shepherd unearthed the first of nearly 900 texts that would come to be known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. They were found in a series of 11 caves near Qumran, Israel (shown here).

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Dead Sea Scrolls Examination - Possibly the coolest archeological experience you will have in Israel, in the most bizarre architectural structure...

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from Washington Post

Dead Sea Scrolls go online

Dead Sea Scrolls!

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