November 25, 2013

Forgotten post || The Dead Sea Scrolls

On my birthday I went to an exhibition in a museum about the Dead Sea Scrolls. Here is a little bit information about them from Wikipedia:

The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of 972 texts discovered between 1946 and 1956 at Khirbet Qumran in the West Bank. They were found in caves about a mile inland from the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, from which they derive their name. The texts are of great historical, religious, and linguistic significance because they include the earliest known surviving manuscripts of works later included in the Hebrew Bible canon, along with extra-biblical manuscripts which preserve evidence of the diversity of religious thought in late Second Temple Judaism.
The texts are written in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Nabataean, mostly on parchment but with some written on papyrus and bronze. The manuscripts have been dated to various ranges between 408 BCE and 318 CE. Bronze coins found on the site form a series beginning with John Hyrcanus (135–104 BCE) and continuing until the First Jewish-Roman War (66–73 CE).

I thought this would be very interesting and so did my parents, as my dad is a fanatic history fan. It was really interesting to see what they found in Qumran and also what the people were already able to do in that time. Like "tea"glasses, eyeliner and earrings. I was amazed too see that the people were already quite modern. 

The entrance
coins

The golden earrings, the women would wear

Vespasian and Titus

Eyeliner (kohl) holders

Inspirational quote

Pretty pot

Tea glass


Tombstone





I saw a lot of pretty things and it was very interesting to see the history behind these things. If you want to find more info you can browse around on this site: http://www.deadseascrolls.org.il/ 

xoxo Anne 




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