Friday, May 11, 2018

“Dead Sea Scrolls” exhibit in Denver illuminates the mysterious origins of major world religions

From Denver-

Deep inside the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, past layers of security card-activated doors and stoic guards, Tania Treiger compares color photographs of a restored Dead Sea Scroll to the original article — which sits a few inches away in an airtight frame that mimics the atmosphere of the cave at the Qumran archaelogical site in Israel where it was found.

“It’s my babies!” said Treiger, a Russian-born conservator for the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and one of only four people in the world allowed to handle the 2,000-year-old scrolls. “There are 20,000 fragments that have been found, from big ones to teeny, teeny, teeny pieces. It’s a blessing.”
Museum staff members are hoping for similar enthusiasm from the 100,000 people they expect to view the “Dead Sea Scrolls” exhibit, which opens its final U.S. stop Friday in Denver.

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