70 FACETS™ Spiritual Jewelry just launched original design Dead Sea Scrolls Bracelet is a commission in support of Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority, a U.S. based 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, with each purchase helping to raise awareness for and providing direct financial support for preservation of the Dead Sea Scrolls. IAA has as its mission to conserve, research, and publish the Dead Sea Scrolls collection and The Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority serves as the connector of people and projects in Israel operated by the IAA.
The Dead Sea Scrolls are ancient manuscripts that were discovered between 1947 and 1956 in eleven caves near Khirbet Qumran, on the northwestern shores of the Dead Sea. They are approximately two thousand years old, dating from the third century BCE to the first century CE. Most of the scrolls were written in Hebrew, with a smaller number in Aramaic or Greek. Most of them were written on parchment, with the exception of a few written on papyrus. The vast majority of the scrolls survived as fragments – only a handful were found intact. Nevertheless, scholars have managed to reconstruct from these fragments approximately 950 different manuscripts of various lengths.
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