A fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls. 'We come to each new cave with zero expectations.' Shai Halevy/Israel Antiquities Authority

The Race for the Next Dead Sea Scrolls, and Why We May Lose It

Decades after first ancient Jewish texts were found at Qumran, hundreds of caves around the Dead Sea could yield more. But we have to hurry

A narrow path leads up to Qumran, a series of caves dotting the stone cliffs where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. The mouth of a recently discovered cavity, Cave 53, is gaping but once inside the space is...

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