throughout the World
Unlike many other archaeological discoveries of the twentieth century,
which either gathered dust in storerooms or, even when put on exhibit,
remained just another find, the Dead Sea Scrolls immediately after
their discovery attracted worldwide public interest. Presumably
the reason for their appeal is their connection to the Hebrew Bible
and to the beginnings of Christianity. It is therefore not surprising
that scholarly attempts to decipher and analyze the scrolls is matched
by public demands to view these exciting, "mysterious"
The first display of the Dead Sea Scrolls took place in 1949 at
the Library of Congress in Washington. Since then, the documents
have found their way to dozens of museums, galleries and libraries
throughout the world. At the Shrine of the Book website, we publish
information on current or upcoming exhibitions, where authentic
Dead Sea Scrolls can be seen.
For the list on the exhibitons by Antiquities Authority please
Antiquities Authority website.