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  • The odyssey of the Dead Sea Scrolls
    -- what a long, strange trip it's been

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Dead Sea scrolls will arrive this summer at the San Diego Natural History Museum after a long, convoluted journey - one that was often interrupted by controversy.

    The Bedouins who discovered the first seven scrolls in a cave near Qumran in 1947 often smuggled contraband across...
  • San Diego museum culls worldwide collections for Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit

    By Brigid Brett

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When a young Bedouin goat-herder entered a long-forgotten cave in the Judean desert and found some old jars filled with strange looking manuscripts, he had no idea he had stumbled upon one of the greatest archaeological treasures of our time - the Dead Sea Scrolls. It was 1947, and...
  • Armchair archeologists can explore Qumran virtually

    By Tom Tugend

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    After glancing at the nearby caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were stored, I walked through the entrance to the main building at Qumran, checked out the scriptorium with its ink wells and oil lamps and the pottery-making workshop, and then up to the four-story tower for spotting...