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The Dead Sea Scrolls is a collection of more than 900 different texts discovered in a series of 11 caves in the desert near Qumran in the mid 1940s and 1950s. Now in tens of thousands of fragments, some smaller than a dime, the ancient writings are composed in Greek, Aramaic and ancient Hebrew. Most of the scrolls were secreted away in caves constructed as libraries (archaeologists found broken shelves in some of the spaces).

Launched just before Christmas, the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library is a growing repository of high-resolution images of the 2,000-year-old documents previously only available to a select group of scholars. These works, some of which form the basis for the foundation of Judaism and Christianity, are more revealing than anything previously offered online—or off—because they will contain some new photographs that illuminate text that has not been read by human eyes for more than two millennia.

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