The Dead Sea Scrolls, one of the most significant archeological finds of the 20th century, should be viewable on the Internet within five years, the Israel Antiquities Authority said Wednesday.
A pilot project currently underway aims to digitally photograph every one of the thousands of Scroll fragments both in color and in infrared, providing worldwide access to the Scrolls on the web.
"Part of our mission is to expose our national treasures, and make them accessible to anybody anywhere in the world," said Pnina Shor, the head of the conservation department of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
The pilot project, which is running in the millions of dollars, is expected to be completed within two years, while the ultimate goal of getting all the Dead Sea Scrolls online should be reached within five years, she said.
Many of the thousands of fragments of the scrolls were pho
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