Monday, January 14, 2008

THE SAN DIEGO DEAD SEA SCROLL EXHIBITION was the best ever for the Museum of Natural History:
Nearly 400,000 people view Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition

By Scott LaFee

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.