Israel: Where Biblical history has emerged Print

Jerusalem, Israel

In the mid-20th Century, the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls were found in caves near Qumran, by the Dead Sea in Israel. There were more than 900 scrolls in the discovery, including texts said to have actually been written Biblical times.

The parchment scrolls were created by scholars in ancient times in several languages, including Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. More than 60 years after their discovery, modern-day scholars are still pore over the scrolls, and argue about whether the writings are authentic ancient history or creatively fictional religious sermons.

Most of the original scrolls are in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. If you plan to visit the area and want to see and find out more about the Dead Sea Scrolls and where they were found, go to