Israeli-German project uses advanced technology to piece together Dead Sea Scrolls

Nearly 70 years after the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, an international team of scholars and computer science experts from Israel and Germany are utilizing state-of-the-art technology to piece together thousands of fragments from the ancient holy text.

Considered one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century, the 2,000 year-old scrolls are being painstakingly analyzed at the conservation laboratory of the Israel Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem via the international collaboration.

According to the IAA, the new 1.6 million euro project is being funded by the Deutsch-Israelische-Projektförderung (DIP) and administrated by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).


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