For the first time in Los Angeles—The California Science Center in cooperation with the Israel Antiquities Authority is proud to present the largest Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition ever mounted outside of Israel, featuring over 600 ancient artifacts on display. This special exhibition explores the science and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls, manuscripts written and hidden in caves 2000 years ago and not discovered until 1947. The exhibition also features sections from 10 selections of the Dead Sea Scrolls, more than half never seen before in the U.S., including parts of the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament.
Through multimedia exhibits, guests will explore the science and technology used to date these ancient manuscripts, decipher them, and preserve them for future generations. Additional highlights include a 3-ton stone from Jerusalem’s Western Wall, limestone capitals from the first temple period (1000-586 BCE), Ossuaries from the early Roman period, and an ancient signature preserved for millennia on the Archer Seal.
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