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Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran

Date Posted:05/17/2010
Category:Dead Sea Scrolls
The story of the finding of the first scrolls in the vicinity of the Dead Sea is one of the romances of archaeology, which the public likes to devour but which occur, alas, only very rarely if at all in the life of the working archaeologist. A Bedouin shepherd boy, Muhammad edh-Dhib the Wolf, was tending his goats in the vicinity of an old ruin known as Khirbet Qumram in the wilderness south-west of Jericho, not far from the Dead Sea shore.
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