Dead Sea Scrolls Go Online

Five of the important scrolls now available on the Internet
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2011 11:45 AM CDT
Dead Sea Scrolls Go Online
Shai Halevi, a photographer working for the Israel Antiquities Authority, photographs fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls to put online.   (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

To see the Dead Sea Scrolls, you'll need a plane ticket to Jerusalem, multiple keys to a vault, a magnetic card, and a secret code. Or you can just click here. Five of the more significant scrolls have been put on online through a partnership between Israel's national museum and Google, reports ABC News. You can even zoom in and read English translations of specific verses. The scrolls, written more than 2,000 years ago, "help us understand where monotheistic traditions in the West came from," explains an NYU professor. (More Dead Sea scrolls stories.)

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