Saturday, November 18, 2023

Dead Sea Scrolls etc. moved to bunkers

AS A PRECAUTION: Israel's museums enact war protocol to protect most precious treasures ( Ari Rabinovitch and Rami Amichay).
JERUSALEM/TEL AVIV, Nov 14 (Reuters) - When Hamas gunmen stormed southern Israel on Oct. 7 and rocket sirens pierced the early morning quiet across the country, Israel's premier museums went into war mode, rushing to protect their most precious artwork and artefacts.

The Dead Sea Scrolls. Ancient dedication plaques on loan from the Louvre. A 1916 masterpiece by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. These and other treasures were quickly taken off display and brought to special bunkers to ensure they are not damaged during the war.


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