10 things over 1,000 years old that you can see for yourself
These historic artifacts make it possible to come face-to-face with ancient times.
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The Dead Sea Scrolls
The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in the middle of the 20th century in caves near the shores of Israel's Dead Sea. Written in Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic, the documents are estimated to be at least 2,300 years old. The pages are made of papyrus and other types of parchment. Bronze coins and other artifacts were also found in the caves.
Parts of the scrolls have been exhibited at museums and galleries around the world. The Israeli Antiquity Authority is working to digitize the pages for researcher purposes. The most well-preserved fragments are housed in the Shrine of Books exhibit at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. It is also possible to visit the caves where the manuscripts were first discovered.