Professional from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) have discovered hidden Hebrew words on the Dead scroll using a technology invented by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): the advanced multispectral imagining camera.
These mysterious scrolls were discovered in Qumran caves on the west bank during the 1950s, also known as Cave11. The cave and scrolls were discovered by a young Bedouin during 1947 and dug by archaeologists around 1949.
Dead Sea scrolls are religious texts is written in different languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. In fact, around a thousand of those ancient texts have been found. Researchers believed the scripts to be around 3rd century B.C.E to 1st century C.E; back the second temple period.
Previously, the script was difficult to read with a human’s naked eyes due to how worn out it is and the thin ink, so it was considered unimportant for many years. However, the improvement of technology has revealed messages and mystery that is beyond human senses.
The author of the preserved manuscript has not yet to be found. However, researchers were able to tell that one of the fragments came from the ancient books of Dueteronomy, Levitcus, and Jubilee. Those books are also known as books from the religious bibles of Hebrew, Jubilees, and modern Christians. The other one is still unknown among experts. The researchers have mentioned that one of the scrolls is from the Temple Scroll, while the other manuscript is from the Great Psalm Scroll. Although only fragments of the scripts were collected, according to many scholars and professionals, it was agreed that there are three scrolls.
Another excitement and surprises are in the future of researchers as they discovered found old, broken jars in the 12th cave. It was predicted to be connected to the dead sea scrolls. Experts wished they can get a better understanding of humans in the past to now by using these magnificent discoveries.