ARCHAEOLOGY

Google Makes Ancient Dead Sea Scrolls Available Online

Two thousand years after they were written and decades after they were found in desert caves, some of the world-famous Dead Sea Scrolls are now available online. 

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An Israel Museum worker points at the word "Jerusalem" written in a part of the Isaiah Scroll, one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, inside the vault of the Shrine of the Book building at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

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A screenshot of a section from the Temple Scroll, one of five Dead Sea Scrolls made accessible online thanks to a partnership between Israel's national museum and web giant Google.

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Dr. Adolfo Roitman presents a part of the Isaiah Scroll, one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, inside the vault of the Shrine of the Book building at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

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A tourist is silhouetted standing near a replica of the Dead Sea Scrolls on display inside the Shrine of the Book building at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

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An Israel Antiquities Authority, IAA, worker presents fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, at the IAA offices at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

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An IAA worker presents fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, at the Antiquities offices at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

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Dr. Adolfo Roitman presents a part of the Isaiah Scroll, one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, inside the vault of the Shrine of the Book building.

AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner

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The shores of the Dead Sea in Israel, so called because the lowest elevation on the face of the planet is also among the world's saltiest bodies of water.

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Google Makes Ancient Dead Sea Scrolls Available Online

Two thousand years after they were written and decades after they were found in desert caves, some of the world-famous Dead Sea Scrolls are now available online. 

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