Friday, March 05, 2010

DSS arrive in St. Paul

SOME DEAD SEA SCROLLS have arrived in Minnesota for the upcoming exhibition:
Dead Sea Scrolls, live

The 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls and other artifacts have arrived in St. Paul from Israel.

Last update: March 4, 2010 - 8:35 PM (Star Tribune)

Helena Sokolov cradled a 2,000-year-old clay jar in her arms before gently placing it in a display case at the Science Museum of Minnesota on Thursday. "It's like a little baby," said Sokolov, a coordinator with the Israel Antiquities Authority.

The jar is among 200 ancient artifacts found in caves along the Dead Sea that have found their way to the banks of the Mississippi.

The headliners of the exhibit, which opens next week, are five parchment fragments, part of what's known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. ...
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