Israel. the Archaeologists have found another cave where the famous dead sea scrolls existed.
But no writings were left in the cave, which is likely to have been looted during the last century.
in the Past, researchers have believed that it consisted of eleven caves that contained the scrolls, which were part of a klosterbibliotek from the centuries around our tideräknings the beginning and with the beginning of 1947, was dug up at Qumran by the Dead sea. The new discovery represents the twelfth cave, and it is the first time in over 60 years that another such cave is found in the area.
In the cave was shattered urns which have contained scrolls, fragments of fabric that wrapped the rollers, a string for tying up a roll and a piece of processed leather from a scroll.
israeli archaeologists are certain that the cave contained the writings.
“There is no doubt that this is the twelfth cave,” writes Oren Gutfeld, an archaeologist at the Hebrew university in Jerusalem, in a statement.
But no writings were found in the cave. However, found the heads from a couple of modern hackyxor indicating that the contents have been looted during the 1950s.
in Addition, found arrowheads and shards of flint, and a seal made from the gemstone carnelian, findings that indicate that the cave used in the past – including during the neolithic.
It aroused a big stir when some shepherds found the so-called dead sea scrolls in the 1940s. They came from a klosterbibliotek from the centuries around our tideräknings the beginning and was found in caves by the Dead sea.
There was as good as all the books from the Old testament, plus other literature and framework for “the monks”. Large parts of the discovery consisted, of course, tumnagelstora fragments, but the rollers was “pristine” from a scientific point of view. There were many who hoped that they would give the unedited picture of christianity’s emergence, but it did not. Still in dispute whether the Hebrew and aramaic texts.