Gain additional insights on this phenomenal exhibition on an exclusive tour just for current CCNNA members led by Jennifer Moss Logan, Museum Educator at Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
About the exhibit: This exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see 10 authentic Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient manuscripts that include the oldest known biblical documents dating back over 2,000 years. The scrolls are dramatically presented within a massive exhibit case featuring carefully regulated individual chambers, along with the full English translation.
In addition, more than 600 artifacts from the ancient Middle East immerse guests in historic traditions and beliefs that continue to impact world cultures today. The authentic objects include inscriptions and seals, weapons, stone carvings, terra cotta figurines, remains of religious symbols, coins, shoes, textiles, mosaics, ceramics, jewelry, and a three-ton stone from the Western Wall in Jerusalem that fell in 70 CE. The exhibition is organized by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA).
The Dead Sea Scrolls represent one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. As the story goes, in 1947, Bedouin goatherders wandered into a cave along the shore of the Dead Sea, near the site of the ancient settlement of Qumran. Concealed within the cave were scrolls that had not been seen for 2,000 years. After extensive excavation, thousands of fragments from more than 900 remarkably preserved scrolls were recovered, leading to decades of extraordinary scrutiny, preservation, debate, and awe.
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