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    Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times

    Presented by at Museum of Science, Boston

    May 19 - October 14, 2013


    Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times

    In 1947, a shepherd wandered into one of the many hidden caves along the banks of the Dead Sea — and concealed inside were ancient scrolls that had not been seen in 2,000 years. These Dead Sea Scrolls include literary writings of the times and the oldest known texts of the Bible, making their discovery perhaps the most significant archaeological find of the last century.

    Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see fragments of the priceless scrolls (some never displayed in North America), along with one of the most comprehensive collection of antiquities from Israel ever organized. Highlights include a three-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. Together these artifacts reveal precious details about the culture, rituals, and beliefs of an influential Iron Age people.

    Created by the Israel Antiquities Authority from the collections of the Israel National Treasures and produced by Discovery Times Square and The Franklin Institute.

    Museum of Science, Boston

    1 Science Park
    Boston, MA 02114

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    General Day and Time Info:

    September 3, 2012 – July 4, 2013:
    Saturday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

    July 5, 2013 – Labor Day, September 2, 2013:
    Saturday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Friday, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm


    The Museum's on-site garage provides paid parking for approximately 850 cars on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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