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Wednesday
Oct202010

Ancient Dead Sea Scrolls Soon Available Through Google

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(JERUSALEM) -- Want to see the Dead Sea Scrolls? Soon you'll be able to Google them.

The California-based internet-search giant is partnering up with the Israel Antiquities Authority to digitize the entire collection of the ancient scrolls, widely considered one of the greatest archeological finds of all time.

The public will be able to access over 30,000 manuscript fragments that date back to the first century, fragments that have significantly contributed to the study of Judaism during Hellenistic times and early Christianity.

English translations will be provided.

Israeli officials say the spectral and infrared technology used to scan the scrolls will make them look as good online as in person.

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