Coming to San Diego, June 29–December 31, 2007!
While the scrolls have been exhibited in the U.S. before, Dead Sea Scrolls will be the most comprehensive exhibition of the scrolls ever assembled, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Dead Sea Scrolls was created by the San Diego Natural History Museum for the Museum specifically, and will not travel to any other venue.
To ensure preservation of the 2000-year-old parchment, the IAA only allows scrolls to be exhibited for a three-month period. The Museum has been granted the unusual opportunity for a six-month exhibition with 12 scrolls displayed for the first three months, replaced by another set of 12 for the last three months.
San Diego Natural History Museum Website has all the info. The left hand panel on their website has a link to ticket information and lecture tours.
For those who don't know about the Dead Sea Scrolls - Wikipedia has a good article on it. -
For those interested in Dead Sea Scroll trivia Centuryone.com has 25 Fascinating Facts About the Dead Sea Scrolls
UPDATE: Quite an interesting little conrovery over the Dead Sea Scrolls. - Well to me it is interesting. - Are the 'powers that be' more interested in truth or control?I've posted on it here.
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