Topic ID #38041 - posted 2/9/2017 10:02 AM

Archaeologists Find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave



rkeyo

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Hebrew University archaeologists working near the Dead Sea have found a cave that previously contained Dead Sea scrolls, which were looted in the middle of the 20th Century. Scholars now suggest the cave should be numbered as Cave 12, along with the 11 caves previously known to have housed hidden Dead Sea scrolls.

Excavations in a cave on the cliffs west of Qumran, near the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, prove that Dead Sea scrolls from the Second Temple period were hidden in the cave, and were looted by Bedouins in the middle of the last century. With the discovery of this cave, scholars now suggest that it should be numbered as Cave 12.

http://www.heritagedaily.com/2017/02/archaeologists-find-12th-dead-sea-scrolls-cave/114113





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