Nearly 400,000 people view Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition
By Scott LaFee
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
January 7, 2008
BALBOA PARK – Make it the Dead Seen Scrolls.
After 192 days on display, the San Diego Natural History Museum's much-publicized exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls – the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible – closed yesterday.
It was the museum's most successful show ever.
About 393,000 people visited the exhibit at the Balboa Park museum during its six-month run, organizers said. While that's less than pre-show predictions of more than 450,000 visitors, the figure substantially exceeds the museum's attendance of 289,000 visitors the previous year.
Monday, January 14, 2008
THE SAN DIEGO DEAD SEA SCROLL EXHIBITION was the best ever for the Museum of Natural History: