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  • The Dead Sea Scrolls . . . via La Jolla

    By Rob Eshman

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    If you're tired of the drumbeat of negative publicity Israel has received lately -- i.e., the Israel Lobby, the headlines -- visiting the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum is the pro-Israel equivalent of a spa vacation -- refreshing, relaxing and...
  • 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...