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For the first time in six decades, new fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls have been found in desert caves in the West Bank. To recover the parks, a team of archaeologists had to knock down rocks, taking them to the large cave called the Cave of the Lamb, where they began to dig.
The original Scrolls, discovered in the 1940s and ’50s, include the earliest copies of Biblical texts that elucidate ancient Jewish beliefs – perhaps this is one of the most important finds in the century.
Host Callum Borchers talks to Scrolls Dead Stand Israel scholar Oren Ableman, which together with the Antiquarian Authority of Israel launched the search for the art materials.
This article was originally published on WBUR.org.