Tiny traces of ancient DNA in Dead Sea Scrolls could help scientists piece the fragments together.
Found in 12 caves in the West Bank, the Dead Sea Scrolls consist of thousands of fragments from over 900 manuscripts that may have been written by a sect called the Essenes. They contain texts from the Hebrew Bible as well as calendars, astronomical observations and community rules. Here, Live Science brings you all the latest news about newfound scrolls, decoded fragments and all the mystery surrounding the discoveries.
These historical ruins from the time of Jesus attract more than the public eye — Looters continue to raid the archaeological remains in hopes of selling what they find.
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Scholars are still debating whether the 13 fragments are legitimate scraps of the ancient Hebrew Bible or modern forgeries.
Twenty-eight fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls that were purchased from the antiquities market have yet to be published, but are now sitting in three U.S. institutions.
Here's a look at the fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls that have been sold on the antiquities market and are currently in institutions in the U.S.
From virtual unwrapping to old-fashioned archaeological excavation, scientists are using a variety of techniques to reveal new information about the Dead Sea Scrolls.
A cave that held Dead Sea Scrolls before they were stolen in the mid-20th century has been discovered in Qumran, Israel.
Several Dead Sea Scrolls fragments have been revealed in two new books. Here's a look at images of the scrolls, which hold text from various books of the Hebrew Bible.
Here's a look at major archaeological stories to watch for in 2017, including new biblical discoveries, Dead Sea Scrolls findings and Great Pyramid insights.