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    On February 7th 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered incaves near the Jordan River. The 900 scrolls, which are made of leather and papyrus, make up three types of documents – texts from the Hebrew Bible, books from the Old Testament and documents including some poems and a book of community rules.

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Copper Scroll Found With Dead Sea Scrolls - 1947.he Copper Scroll (3Q15) is one of the Dead Sea Scrolls found in Cave 3 near Khirbet Qumran, but differs significantly from the others. Whereas the other scrolls are written on parchment or papyrus, this scroll is written on metal: copper mixed with about 1 percent tin.

The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of 972 texts from the Hebrew Bible and extra-biblical documents found between 1947 and 1956 on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, from which they derive their name. They were specifically located at Khirbet Qumran in the British Mandate for Palestine, in what is now known as the West Bank.

The Dead Sea Scrolls (300 BC – 68 AD) A column of the Copper Scroll found in Cave Three.

The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of 972 texts from the Hebrew Bible and extra-biblical documents found between 1947 and 1956 on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, from which they derive their name.

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.

The Oldest Surviving Texts from the Hebrew Bible (Circa 600 BCE): In 1979 two tiny silver scrolls, inscribed with portions of the well-known apotropaic Priestly Blessing of the Book of Numbers, and apparently once used as amulets, were found in one of a burial chambers at Ketef Hinnom, an archaeological site near Jerusalem. The delicate process of unrolling the scrolls, while developing a method that would prevent them from disintegrating, took three years. Even though very brief...

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A tiny tot from 45 thousand years ago. The majority of Neanderthal bones found are small children. A testament to the fact that life was hard during the last ice age. Perhaps children born in the dead of winter never made it. There have been baby Neanderthal bones found in caves amongst the refuse piles suggesting infanticide as well.

Qumran caves, site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

1. of 13. Ketef Hinnom - In 1979 Israeli archaeologists made a spectacular discovery. They found two silver scrolls in a burial cave in Jerusalem with Biblical tests recorded on them. The scrolls dated back to the time before the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in 607 B.C.E.