The February FIG meeting will be brunch at Frisch’s followed by a visit to the Dead Sea Scroll exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center on Sunday, February 24th
Join us! RSVP (preferred) by Wednesday February 20th to Shawn at [masked] or[masked]
In 1947, a shepherd stumbled upon a hidden cave along the shore of the Dead Sea. Concealed inside were ancient scrolls that had not been seen for 2,000 years. After extensive excavation, a total of 972 remarkably preserved scrolls were found, including the earliest Biblical texts ever discovered.
Now known as the Dead Sea Scrolls, they have been called the most significant archaeological find of the last century. You can witness these ancient handwritten texts of the words that shaped the future of the Western world at our new blockbuster exhibition, Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times.
Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times features the most comprehensive collection of ancient artifacts from Israel ever organized, including one of the largest collections of the priceless 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls. The exhibition was created by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) from the collections of the Israel National Treasures and produced by Discovery Times Square and The Franklin Institute.
Considered among the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries, the Scrolls contain the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible. Of the more than 500 objects from the Biblical to Byzantine Period in Israel, many objects are from recent archaeological excavations in Jerusalem and have never been publicly exhibited. Objects include remains of religious articles, weapons of war, stone carvings, textiles and beautiful mosaics along with everyday household items such as jewelry and ceramics.
Our February 24th Schedule:
11:15 AM Meet for brunch at Frisch’s, 1001 Gest St., Cincinnati 45203 (very close to the museum)
12:30 PM Leave for Museum Center , car pool or walk
12:45 PM Congregate at Museum Center
01:00 PM Begin exhibit tour
Our ticket prices, which include the audio tour:
The exhibit consists of two “rotations” of the Dead Sea scrolls, as they are not showing everything they have at the same time.
Currently, the first set of 10 scrolls is being rotated out gradually. At the time of our visit, the entire second rotation will be on display.