The Dead Sea Scrolls are going digital!!

Thanks to a partnership between Google and Israeli antiquities authorities, the Dead Sea Scrolls will be going online soon!

See…

http://news.discovery.com/tech/dead-sea-scrolls-digital.html

The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of Biblical documents dating to back 300 BC, and are considered one of the most important works of human history.

From the Discovery article:

“This is the most important discovery of the 20th century, and we will be sharing it with the most advanced technology of the next century,” IAA project director Pnina Shor told reporters in Jerusalem.

The IAA will begin by using multi-spectral imaging technology developed by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration to produce high-resolution images of the sometimes-faded texts that may reveal new letters and words.

They will then partner with Google to place the images online in a searchable database complemented by translation and other scholarly tools.”

The first set of images will be posted online within a few months, and the project is scheduled to be completed within the next 5 years.

Stay tuned for links and updates!!!