The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is offering you what could be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see selected documents from one of the biggest archaeological discoveries ever made, the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit is open now through September 3rd.
The first of the Dead Sea Scrolls was discovered in 1947 by Bedouin goat herders who chased a goat into a cave near the ancient site of Qumran. Inside the cave they found clay jars that held scrolls dating back 2000 years. the scrolls include the oldest known biblical documents as well as writing on a variety of other topics.
Over the next nine years, a total of 900 remarkably preserved scrolls were recovered.
The exhibit is opening with ten scrolls which will be replaced by ten different scrolls midway through the run of the exhibition. The rotation assures the preservation of the documents.
Along with the scrolls, 600 artifacts are part of the exhibit.