Nine unopened Dead Sea Scrolls found

Foxnews.com: Nine newfound penny-sized pieces of parchment belonging to the Dead Sea Scrolls laid unopened for nearly six decades before they were rediscovered in Israel.

The scrolls went unnoticed for years until one scholar came across them while searching through the Israel Antiquities Authority’s (IAA) storerooms, the Times of Israel reported.

“Either they didn’t realize that these were also scrolls, or they didn’t know how to open them,” the IAA’s head of artefact treatment and conservation Pnina Shor explained.

‘Either they didn’t realize that these were also scrolls, or they didn’t know how to open them.’

– Pnina Shor, head of artefact treatment and conservation for the IAA

The tiny scrolls were found inside three phylacteries, small leather boxes with Biblical versus written on them (calledtefillin) that are worn by Jews during their morning prayers. Their discoverer, Yonatan Adler, had the boxes scanned by CT at a hospital in Israel in hopes there would be parchment inside.

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