Dead Sea Scroll Thought Lost To History Found Framed On A Wall In Montana

Ancient Jewish scrolls

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A Dead Sea Scroll estimated to be around 2,700 years old is one of just three papyri to survive from the First Temple Period and was thought to be lost forever. A researcher spotted the fragment in a photo while working on the unfinished book of a scholar of ancient Hebrew script. Professor Shmuel Ahituv tracked it down and found it in Montana.

The owner of the fragment said his mother had received the artifact while visiting Jerusalem in 1965, and brought it home, framed it, and hung it on her wall. The unnamed owner was invited to the Holy Land, visited the Israel Antiquities Authority lab where the Dead Sea Scrolls are preserved, and agreed his fragment should be stored there.

Source: Daily Mail

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