Sunday, May 28, 2006

THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS EXHIBIT AT CHARLOTTE is concluding on Monday, having well exceeded its ticket sales goal. The Charlotte Observer reports:
Monday last day for Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit

The best-attended exhibit in the 25-year history of Discovery Place ends its 102-day run on Monday -- and still some folks haven't quite gotten the name right.

So many people called for information on the Dead Sea Squirrels exhibit that the uptown Charlotte museum made a squirrel the official mascot of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Discovery Place, at 301 N. Tryon St., surpassed its goal by selling some 220,000 tickets since the exhibit of ancient scroll fragments and other artifacts opened Feb. 17. ...

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