Monday, September 26, 2011

Digital Dead Sea Scrolls

Now anyone with a computer or mobile phone can see the Dead Sea Scrolls by visiting the Digital Dead Sea Scrolls website, which went online today. A special camera in California is photographing many of the most important scrolls and placing the photos online, where anyone can view them. Visitors can zoom in and out and even translate portions into English.

The Scrolls were originally discovered in clay jars by a shepherd and sold to the Israel Museum by antiques dealers. Many believe them to be the first written documents of the Holy Bible.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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