A look at sacred pages from the past
The scrolls’ importance in archaeology, history and religion will be emphasized.
By MATT CAMPBELL
The Kansas City Star
The Dead Sea Scrolls are coming to Kansas City — their only Midwest stop on the current tour — and Union Station is going to make the most of it.
The Israel Antiquities Authority will allow Union Station to display parts of six of the scrolls, which date back more than two millennia and resound with the words of the Old Testament books of Genesis, Exodus, Joshua, Job and Psalms.
Union Station will formally announce the exhibit at 2:30 p.m. today in the H&R Block City Stage Theater. In addition to pieces of six original scrolls, there will be replicas of four others, and more than 100 scroll-related artifacts such as pottery and coins.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
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