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This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest-known biblical documents that date back over 2,000 years, in person. Only at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, March 2018.
Early next year, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science will have the Dead Sea Scrolls and hundreds of other artifacts on display in a "dramatically presented" exhibition. "The Dead Sea Scrolls" exhibit has been presented all around the world and is the largest collection of historic artifacts from the Holy Land. It is being organized by the Israeli Antiquities Authority
and will include ancient coins, weapons, ceramics, inscriptions and seals, and much more, in addition to the scrolls themselves.
The exhibit opens in Denver on March 16 and will run until September 3.
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This extraordinary opportunity brings our community face-to-face with real documents that are not only central to some of the world's major religions, but also to the origins of Western civilization," said George Sparks, president and CEO of the museum.
Guests can experience a re-creation of the Western Wall from the old city of Jerusalem with an actual three-ton stone from the wall, which is believed to have fallen in 700 BCE. If so inclined, guests may leave handwritten notes with prayers. Those notes will then be sent to Israel and placed at the wall.
The scrolls are one of the "most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century." Back in 1947, a Bedouin goat herder discovered a cave along the shore of the Dead Sea, and hidden inside were scrolls that had not been seen for 2,000 years. There were 972 preserved scrolls uncovered.
Will you be checking out the scrolls and other biblical artifacts when they come to Denver next year? Are there other museums exhibits you're looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!
All images courtesy of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (PRNewsfoto).