Are You Interested in the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Daniel Doty
October 20, 2010

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If you have missed the opportunity to visit the many cities that have had the Dead Sea Scrolls on exhibit, you may still be in luck. Google is planning to post the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls online! It is reported that Google is working with the Israel Antiquities Authority to make the ancient scrolls digitized and put them on the internet for all to see. These ancient scrolls are said to be about 2,000 years old, and digitizing them would give all of the world a chance to view these awesome works from old.

Here is what ComputerWorld has to say about this:


This is the first time that the collection has been photographed in its entirety since the 1950's, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority, an Israeli governmental authority tasked with regulating excavation and promoting research.

"We are establishing a milestone connection between progress and the past to preserve this unique heritage for future generations," said Shuka Dorfman, general director of the IAA. "At the end of a comprehensive and profound examination, we have succeeded in recruiting the best minds and technological means to preserve this unrivaled cultural heritage treasure which belongs to all of us, so that the public with a click of the mouse will be able to freely access history in its fullest glamour."

For a complete read, and links to some other awesome stuff about the Dead Sea Scrolls, be sure to head over to ComputerWorld and check this out!



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