The Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of Science
The Dead Sea Scrolls came to light during the 1940s, found by a shepherd hidden in a cave along the shores of the sea. The scrolls, which had not been seen for 2,000 years, include the oldest known texts of the Bible, along with other contemporary writings. The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times exhibit, opening Sunday at the Museum of Science, is an amazing opportunity to be face-to-face with fragments of these priceless scrolls, one of the most important archaeological finds of the last 100 years. The writings are contextualized within a collection of antiquities from the area, including a fragment of Jeruselem’s Western Wall, ossuaries from the time, and more. We can’t wait to delve into this fascinating exhibit!
PS. For those really interested in the topic, check out this special event on Tuesday evening!
Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times. On view May 19-October 20. Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston. Special timed ticket required: adults $32, seniors $29, children $27, members $8. Tickets available online, or call 617-723-2500. Exhibit created by the Israel Antiquities Authority from the collections of the Israel National Treasures, produced by Discovery Times Square and The Franklin Institute.
Photo Credit: Darryl Moran/ The Franklin Institute