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Nature Screen presents “The Dead Sea Scroll Detectives”
October 27 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
One event on October 27, 2021 at 11:30 am
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster continues its Nature Screen film series with Dead Sea Scroll Detectives a PBS NOVA documentary Thursday, October 14 & Wednesday October 27, 2021 at 11:30am.
One of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time, the Dead Sea Scrolls, was made by a Bedouin shepherd boy in 1947. And since the 2,000-year-old scrolls were first taken from a cave, they’ve intrigued scholars, religious leaders, and profiteers alike. These fragile parchment relics include the oldest known versions of the Hebrew Bible and hold vital clues about the birth of Christianity. But who compiled them? And do more scrolls await discovery?
While some of these treasured scrolls have survived intact, others have been ravaged by time, burnt, decayed, or torn to pieces, and remain an enigma. Now, scientists are using new technologies to read the unreadable, solve mysteries that have endured for millennia, and even discover million-dollar fakes.
Free with Museum Admission