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Waiting 45 years for the technology Israel deciphers 1500 yr-old biblical scroll

view videoDiscovered in Ein Gedi back in 1970, an ancient Hebrew bible scroll dating to 500 CE, has finally been deciphered thanks to the collaboration of cutting-edge Israeli and American technologies.

By Eliran Aharon


Cutting-edge technology has for the first time allowed scholars to read the most ancient Hebrew scroll found since the Dead Sea Scrolls, Israeli and US experts said on Monday, AFP reported.

An Israel Antiquities Authority worker displays a scroll (L), found in 1970, along with other findings, that are yet to be analysed, at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem July 20, 2015. – Photo: REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The charred piece of parchment from the sixth century CE was found in the ashes of an ancient synagogue at Ein Gedi, on the shores of the Dead Sea, in 1970 but until now has been impossible to read. Continue Reading »