Discovery Times Square is hosting the world premiere engagement of Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times, a new exhibition featuring the largest and most comprehensive collection of Holy Land artifacts ever organized, including one of the largest collections of the famed 2000-year-old scrolls ever displayed in the U.S.
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Featuring over 500 Biblical era artifacts, the exhibition explores life in ancient Israel from the time the Bible was composed through the period the Dead Sea Scrolls were written and eventually hidden. Considered one of history’s greatest archeological discoveries, the exhibition highlights the contents of the scrolls -- the oldest written version of the Hebrew Bible -- and provides a unique window to the time when the traditions we know as Judaism and Christianity emerged from ancient Israel.
Highlights include more than 500 artifacts, including many never-before-seen objects from recent archaeological excavations in Israel, including Jerusalem. The collection provides an intriguing glimpse into life in ancient Israel from the Biblical era to the birth of Judaism and Christianity in the Holy Land -- from everyday household items, cosmetics, and jewelry to ceramics, textiles, mosaics and stone carvings, as well as weapons of war and religious objects. In addition, the exhibit features a scale recreation of a section of Jerusalem’s Western Wall -- complete with an actual two-ton stone from the Wall.
The 20-scroll exhibit (10 scrolls displayed at a time, with 4 scrolls making their world debut) includes the Biblical books of Genesis, Leviticus, Exodus, and Kings, among several others.
Discovery Times Square is open seven days a week, 10am-8pm. Box office closes at 7pm. For tickets, click here, call 866-9-TSXNYC (212-987-9692) or visit the Discovery Times Square box office (226 W. 44th St.).
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