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Dead Sea Scrolls: Ancient Skeletons Discovered in West Bank Cave May Solve 2,000
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Dozens of skeletons discovered in the Judean Desert may finally reveal who wrote the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, a mystery that scientists and historians have been trying to solve for more than 50 years. The 33 human skeletons were found buried at Qumran, near the caves where the scrolls were originally discovered (they’re alternately known as the Qumran Caves Scrolls). Yossi Nagar, an anthropologist with the Israel Antiquities Authority who helped the researchers analyze the skeletons, presented the findings November 16 at an annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research. read more


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