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Parts of Dead Sea Scrolls , world's oldest biblical manuscripts, are for sale _ in tiny pieces

Parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls are up for sale — in tiny pieces.Nearly 70 years after the discovery of the world's oldest biblical manuscripts, the Palestinian family who originally sold them to scholars and institutions is now quietly marketing the leftovers — fragments the family says it has kept in a Swiss safe deposit box all these years.Most of these scraps are barely postage-stamp-sized, and some are blank. But in the last few years, evangelical Christian collectors and institutions in the U.S. have forked out millions of dollars for a chunk of this archaeological treasure. This angers Israel's government antiquities authority, which holds most of the scrolls, claims that every last scrap should be recognized as Israeli cultural property, and threatens to seize any more pieces that hit the market."I told Kando many years ago, as far as I'm concerned, he can die with those scrolls," said Amir Ganor, head of the authority's anti-looting squad, speaking of William Kando, who maintain...

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    A lawyer was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail after being convicted of an ultramodern crime that was all about antiquity: using online aliases to harass peop...

  2. Academic dispute about Dead Sea Scrolls spurs NYC criminal trial over plagiarism accusations

    The dispute was about ancient history. But the tactics someone used to cast aspersions on a prominent Judaic studies scholar couldn't have been more modern.New York ...

  3. Nine unopened Dead Sea Scrolls found

    Nine newfound penny-sized pieces of parchment belonging to the Dead Sea Scrolls laid unopened for nearly six decades before they were rediscovered in Israel.The scro...

  4. Israel building new headquarters to house 2 million artifacts, including Dead Sea Scrolls

    Israel's Antiquities Authority says it is building a national archaeological center to house nearly two million ancient artifacts, including the world's largest coll...

  5. Highest NY court to weigh free speech defense in online impersonation to mock scholars

    New York's highest court on Tuesday will consider whether to overturn convictions in the Internet impersonation case of a man who argues that mocking scholars in an ...

  6. Att'y: Son in NY Dead Sea Scroll case not criminal

    A defense attorney said Tuesday that a man accused of posing as a Judaic studies professor to avenge his scholar father in a nasty online debate about the Dead Sea s...

  7. Dead Sea Scrolls get new life

    The most extensive public display of 2,000-year-old Biblical documents just got a refresh. At the Discovery Times Square exhibit “ The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Fai...

  8. Dead Sea Scrolls to Hit the Internet

    Scientists using American space technology have started a huge project to digitally photograph the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest known version of the Hebrew Bible, an...

  9. Geza Vermes, translator of Dead Sea Scrolls and renowned scholar of Jesus, dies at 88

    Geza Vermes, a translator of the Dead Sea Scrolls and renowned for books exploring the Jewish background of Jesus, has died at 88.Vermes died on Tuesday, David Ariel...

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  11. Lawyer Whose Father is Dead Sea Scrolls Scholar Accused of Stealing Identities of Dad's Rivals

    A New York City lawyer whose father is a scholar of the Dead Sea Scrolls has been accused of stealing the identities of academics to discredit his father's rivals.Pr...

  12. Google puts anti-apartheid icon Mandela's life online

    At a news conference in Johannesburg Tuesday, Mandela's archivists and Google said their $1.25 million project to digitally preserve a record of the anti-apartheid l...

  1. Son in NY Dead Sea Scrolls case: There's no crime

    A lawyer charged with impersonating a Judaic studies professor online took the witness stand in his defense Monday, offering jurors a history lesson on the Dead Sea ...

  2. NY lawyer convicted in Dead Sea Scrolls case

    A scholar's son was convicted Thursday of using online aliases to harass and discredit his father's detractors in a heated academic debate over the origins of the De...

  3. Google to bring Dead Sea Scrolls online

    Israel's Antiquities Authority and Google announced Tuesday they are joining forces to bring the Dead Sea Scrolls online, allowing both scholars and the general publ...

  4. 2,000-Year-Old Dead Sea Scrolls Go 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 available online .Israel'...

  5. Scrolling through the Dead Sea Scrolls online

    Although you may have finished unwrapping all your material presents by now, there are some new gifts of a more spiritual nature still to be opened online.Launched j...

  6. Fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls up for sale

    Parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls are up for sale -- in tiny pieces.Nearly 70 years after the discovery of the world's oldest biblical manuscripts, the Palestinian famil...

  7. NY man in Dead Sea Scrolls trial: Case stems from malice toward my dad's scholarship

    A lawyer charged with impersonating a Judaic studies professor online portrayed the allegation as payback in a scholarly showdown over the Dead Sea Scrolls, a video ...

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