New Dead Sea Scrolls Found

New Dead Sea Scrolls Found

( – On Tuesday, March 16, the Israel Antiquities Authority made a historic announcement that’s sending shockwaves around the world. Archaeologists recently found new Dead Sea scrolls during a four-year project in a cave in the West Bank.

Israeli archaeologists uncovered fragments of the Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets that dates back almost 2,000 years. Among the discoveries were the books of Nahum and Zechariah.

The scientists also found a 6,000-year-old skeleton of a child that was partly mummified. According to a CT scan, the child was between ages 6 and 12. There was still hair, tendons, and skin attached to the skeleton. A 10,500-year-old basket was also found.

Israelis think the basket is the oldest of its kind in the world. The newly-discovered scrolls were written in Greek and experts say some of the text varies from other versions of the Bible. The ancient biblical text was the first discovery of its kind in 60 years.

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