To help preserve the Dead Sea Scrolls, lights are low and temperatures are kept between 68-70° F in the Legler Benbough gallery. If you are sensitive to colder climates, please bring appropriate clothing.
June 29, 2007 - January 6, 2008
This exhibition closed January 6, 2008.
The San Diego natural History Museum's exhibition Dead Sea Scrolls is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of Dead Sea Scrolls ever assembled. Twenty-four Dead Sea Scrolls-10 exhibited for the first time ever will be on display over the course of the exhibition. Created by the Museum, this exhibition will not travel. Read what the experts have to say.
Currently, 15 Dead Sea Scrolls are on display, including the oldest manuscript containing the Ten Commandments and a section of the Copper Scroll, the only scroll written on copper.
The Dead Sea Scrolls-objects of great mystery, intrigue and significance, are widely acknowledged to be among the greatest archaeological treasures ever discovered. The scrolls link us to the ancient Middle East and to the formative years of Rabbinic Judaism and Christianity.
This exhibition contains:
Ancient Qumran: A Virtual Reality Tour in the Museums Charmaine and Maurice Kaplan Theater, an audio tour, and all other exhibitions are included in Dead Sea Scrolls admission.
Please note: The separately priced Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition ticket includes general admission.
The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition is a joint production of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA),
Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation and the San Diego natural History Museum.
This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
The images on the sdscrolls.org home page Flash™ segment are from a View of the Dead Sea © n. Folberg, Dead Sea Scrolls pottery and the 11Q5 Psalms scroll, courtesy of IAA.
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