May 21, 2022

Israel Launches Version 2.0 of Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Archive, 10,000 New Hi-Quality Images Avail

Direct to Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Archive

From the Israel Antiquities Authority:

The upgraded website comprises many improvements:

  • 10,000 new multispectral images
  • Improved metadata
  • Additional manuscript descriptions
  • Content pages translated into Russian and German in addition to the current language
  • Faster search engine
  • Easy access from the site to the facebook page and to twitter and more.

Read the Complete Announcement


Israel brings Dead Sea scrolls to life with upgrade of digital archive (via The Guardian)

Only five expert curators worldwide are authorised to physically handle the scrolls.


“The novelty is the quality of the pictures through a system that was created especially for the scrolls,” said Pnina Shor, curator and head of the Dead Sea Scrolls Project at the IAA. “These are the best possible images of thousands of fragments. They are exactly like the originals. The technology was invented for Nasa. It is a living site and a uniquely comprehensive one for documents this old.”

Direct to Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Archive

Overview Video (Released Last Year When Version 1.0 of the Digital Archive Went Live)

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