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Dead Sea Scrolls go high-tech

With Google’s help, manuscripts are available online

Posted: December 24, 2012 at 4:35 a.m.

A worker of the Dead Sea Scrolls conservation laboratory at the IAA, Israel Antiquities Authority, holds a frame with small fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls in a laboratory in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Israeli authorities say they have put 5,000 fragments of the ancient Dead Sea scrolls online in a partnership with Google.(AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

More than six decades since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls — and thousands of years after they were written — Israel last week put 5,000 images of the ancient biblical artifacts online in a partnership with Google.

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Business, Pages 20 on 12/24/2012

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