He wants to offer young, talented scientists in this field the chance to join him in his research. The theme chapter Dead Sea Scrolls is a network of interested alumni, but also others, who support the research of the Groningen Qumran Institute. The chapter has the ambition to make this research widely accessible. Thereby, fundraising for the institute plays an leading role.
The chapter wants to create extra research positions for young, talented scientists in his field to get the opportunity to come to Groningen and research a specific subtopic of their interest - for one or two years. The idea for the chapter came from the regional - and international - alumni chapters of the University of Groningen which also support UG research projects. The theme chapter is using every muscle to get the final funding for the first postdoc, and we hope for your support.
You can join the chapter become a member by donating or help us by making a single donation via www. The Dead Sea Scrolls are like a time machine that shows us what people read, thought and felt centuries ago.
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They date back to the third century BC to the first century AD. The manuscripts were discovered between and in 11 caves close to the ancient site of Qumran, near the Dead Sea. They - almost a thousand of them! The institute is unique in the Netherlands. It is the only center where all research evolves around ancient Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Toward the back of the cave, volunteers sift through buckets of dirt in a narrow tunnel that could extend about 10 meters.
70 Years After Dead Sea Scrolls Were Found, New Discoveries Await
He is a professor at Liberty University, a Christian college in the United States that helped fund the exploration. Price said 52B did not appear on previous explorations and could bring some secrets. He is the deputy director of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
In late , the authority recovered part of a piece of papyrus from the 7th century B. The question is, who will discover them? In , archaeologists also found what became known as the Copper Scroll in Qumran. Unlike other scrolls written on parchment or papyrus, this was a list of 64 hiding places for gold and valuables, etched on copper.
In , his team found two man-made tunnels near Qumran that he believes matched a description of the Valley of Shadow in the Copper Scroll. One of the tunnels, about two meters high, extended meters underground. No treasure was found, but Gutfeld promised to continue searching in new spots.
We hope to find any hint or relationship to what we know from the text of the Copper Scroll. Hai Do adapted this story for Learning English based on a report from Reuters. Kelly Jean Kelly was the editor. Search Search. Audio menu. Learning English Broadcast. Previous Next.