Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I Really Dig This Stuff! (Get It?)

I know you probably get sick of hearing archaeology updates, but I think they're really cool.  And since I have a forum to share them with the rest of the world here you go:


The Dead Sea Scrolls are going digital !!  Finally!!  Web access to one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century!  Not only have the scrolls provided a glimpse into the minds of a unique Jewish sect, but they have also supplied an abundance of material for understanding the Bible better.



Using simple photography doesn't do a wonderful job of showing the text (see image), and it also exposes the delicate fragments to too much harmful light.  However, using NASA infrared imaging technology, scientists have been able to get easily readable digital images.  These images are to be posted on the web so that any and all can access them.  Now all you need is a good working knowledge of 1st century Hebrew !


Josh R

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