Monday, September 26, 2011
Joint Google-Israel Dead Sea Scrolls Project Online
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First Dead Sea Scrolls Online
Five of the most important Dead Sea scrolls are now available thanks to a joint Google-Israel Museum project.
Five of the most important Dead Sea scrolls appeared on the Internet on Monday in what their custodians say will be a broader effort to make the celebrated manuscripts available to anyone who has a computer, AP reports.
The initiative, a joint project of the Israel museum and Internet giant Google, put online Monday the Great Isaiah Scroll, War Scroll, Habakkuk commentary, Temple Scroll, and scroll of Community Rule.
Web-viewers can search high-resolution images of the scrolls for specific passages, zoom in and out, and translate verses into English.