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Nine Manuscripts Discovered in Qumran Artifacts

Friday, February 28, 2014

(Effi Schweizer, Public Domain)LUGANO, SWITZERLAND—At an international conference on Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, it was announced that archaeologist Yonatan Adler had discovered nine small manuscript scrolls within three phylacteries excavated from caves 4 and 5 at the site in the 1950s. Specialists from the Israel Antiquities Authority used multispectral imaging to examine the 2,000-year-old scrolls. “It’s not every day that you get the chance to discovery new manuscripts. It’s very exciting,” Adler told ANSAmed.