Thanks to a Bedouin goatherder, you are now able to see the Dead Sea Scrolls at Boston's
Museum of Science exhibit, “Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times.” The archaeological gem is at
the museum until October 14, presented in partnership with the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Back in 1947, the shepherd came upon a hidden cave along the Dead Sea shore
containing 972 preserved scrolls, which had not been seen for 2,000 years. The handwritten texts include
the earliest Biblical texts ever found. The centerpiece of ‘Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times’
are 20 rare fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls collection, some never before exhibited.
Each set of 10 is on display for about three months. The scrolls are presented
within a 25-foot-diameter Communal Scroll Table featuring 10 individual chambers, one for each scroll,
along with the full English translation, a large image and a detailed explanation of each scroll’s
The exhibit also includes more than 600 objects, including a three-ton stone
from Jerusalem’s Western Wall, a replica of a four-room house, weapons, stone carvings, terracotta
figurines, remains of religious symbols, coins, shoes, textiles, mosaics, ceramics, and jewelry.
Take adavantage of the opportunity to see these historical items without having
to travel to Israel.