Archaeologists are excavating a newfound cave in Qumran, with the hope of finding new Dead Sea Scrolls.Presumably there was something about this cave that led the excavators to think it was likely to have more scrolls in it. I look forward to more details.
Hebrew University archaeologist Oren] Gutfeld and Randall Price, of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, are now leading an archaeology team that is excavating this newfound cave.
"Dr. Gutfeld and I have been at Qumran since December, working with our team on excavating a new cave in the Qumran area," Price told Live Science in an email. No other details about this "new cave" have been released, but the team will release a statement soon, Price said.
Background on the so-called Qumran Cave 12, which only produced a piece of blank parchment, is here.
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