Discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls (Exhibit/Seattle Pacific Science Center)





The Dead Sea scrolls have awed audiences everywhere they have been exhibited. Discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls is an original exhibition exploring both the context of the scrolls and the science and scholarship associated with their discovery and interpretation.
Regarded by many as one of the greatest archeological discoveries of the 20th century, these scrolls predate Christianity. Until their discovery, the oldest Hebrew biblical manuscript known to scholars was written in 895 C.E.* The biblical Dead Sea scrolls are more than 1,000 years older, having been transcribed or copied between 250 B.C.E. and 68 C.E., written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.
This 12,000-square-foot exhibition was developed by Pacific Science Center in cooperation with Discovery Place in Charlotte, N.C. and is presented in association with the Israel Antiquities Authority and The Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation. With artifacts, displays and interactive exhibits, Discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls takes visitors on an expedition through the history and science associated with the scrolls' excavation, to the centerpiece of the exhibition: Gallery of Scrolls.



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