The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster will continue its Nature Screen film series with "Dead Sea Scroll Detectives," a PBS "NOVA" documentary Thursday, October 14, and Wednesday, October 27, at 11:30 AM.
The Dead Sea Scrolls, one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time, was made by a Bedouin shepherd boy in 1947. And since the 2,000-year-old scrolls were first taken from a cave, they've intrigued scholars, religious leaders, and profiteers alike. These fragile parchment relics include the oldest known versions of the Hebrew Bible and hold vital clues about the birth of Christianity. But who compiled them? And do more scrolls await discovery?
Scientists are using new technologies to read the unreadable, solve mysteries that have endured for millennia, and even discover million-dollar fakes. Audiences can learn more by watching “Dead Sea Scroll Detectives.”
The film is free with museum admission.