Friday, June 11, 2004

THE SHRINE OF THE BOOK has been reopened:
Dead Sea Scrolls again on view (Jerusalem Post)

The Israel Museum has reopened the Shrine of the Book, the architectural complex that houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, following a three-year architectural restoration and installation redesign.

Built in 1965, the Shrine's holdings include eight of the most complete scrolls discovered, as well as one of the most famous handwritten Bibles - the 10th-century CE Aleppo Codex.

The Codex was written in Tiberias and since the 14th century was preserved by the Jewish community of Aleppo until it was brought here in the 1950s. On view in the lower level of the shrine, the Codex is accompanied by biblical manuscripts from both the Late Second Temple Period and the Middle Ages, as well as related Jewish and Muslim objects.


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