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A lot of the former sixty years (1949-2009) were dedicated to the cleansing of the useless Sea scrolls, their piecing jointly and their translation. the current quantity is a systematic learn of a few of the archaeological relics which have been present in the 3 devices at Qumran: The payment, the caves with the scrolls and the cemetery. because of neutron activation of Qumran's pottery we proven its human family members with neighboring websites, by way of radio carbon relationship we positioned the relics of their time-frame, by way of DNA we examine the provenance of the animal hides that served the scribes as parchment. The ink is studied for analyzing the degradation approaches that began while the scrolls have been written, 2000-2300 years in the past.

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