Israel to Display the Dead Sea Scrolls on the Internet

Ethan Bronner in the New York Times:

scrolls JERUSALEM — In a crowded laboratory painted in gray and cooled like a cave, half a dozen specialists embarked this week on a historic undertaking: digitally photographing every one of the thousands of fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls with the aim of making the entire file — among the most sought-after and examined documents on earth — available to all on the Internet.

Equipped with high-powered cameras with resolution and clarity many times greater than those of conventional models, and with lights that emit neither heat nor ultraviolet rays, the scientists and technicians are uncovering previously illegible sections and letters of the scrolls, discoveries that could have significant scholarly impact.

Full article at Israel to Display the Dead Sea Scrolls on the Internet – NYTimes.com

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2 Responses to Israel to Display the Dead Sea Scrolls on the Internet

  1. Pingback: Dead Sea Scrolls to appear on the Internet « Shroud of Turin Blog

  2. View from Here says:

    This field never ceases to generate controversy. Museum exhibits have been abusively slanted towards an increasingly disputed theory, and plagiarism charges have surfaced against Lawrence Schiffman, author of the popular “Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls.” See

    http://www.nowpublic.com/world/plagiarism-and-dead-sea-scrolls-did-nyu-department-chairman-pilfer-chicago-historian-s-work

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