NEW: The Ten Commandments
Witness the oldest, best-preserved parchment scroll of The Ten Commandments, containing text from Deuteronomy 5 - perhaps the most remarkable of all the Dead Sea Scrolls - in Cincinnati for 17 days only: March 29 through April 14. Read more
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In 1947, a shepherd stumbled upon a hidden cave along the shore of the Dead Sea. Concealed inside were ancient scrolls that had not been seen for 2,000 years. After extensive excavation, a total of 972 remarkably preserved scrolls were found, including the earliest Biblical texts ever discovered.
Now known as the Dead Sea Scrolls, they have been called the most significant archaeological find of the last century. Starting November 16, you can witness these ancient handwritten texts of the words that shaped the future of the Western world at our new blockbuster exhibition, Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times.
Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times features the most comprehensive collection of ancient artifacts from Israel ever organized, including one of the largest collections of the priceless 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls. The exhibition was created by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) from the collections of the Israel National Treasures and produced by Discovery Times Square and The Franklin Institute.
Considered among the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries, the Scrolls contain the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible. Of the more than 500 objects from the Biblical to Byzantine Period in Israel, many objects are from recent archaeological excavations in Jerusalem and have never been publicly exhibited. Objects include remains of religious articles, weapons of war, stone carvings, textiles and beautiful mosaics along with everyday household items such as jewelry and ceramics.
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