Visitors may leave prayer notes inside stone, which will be sent to Western Wall (archives)
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Dead Sea Scrolls. Shed light on Bible's development
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Ancient stone part of NYC exhibit

Three-ton stone from Jerusalem's Western Wall installed at Discovery Times Square as part of exhibition on Dead Sea Scrolls

A three-ton stone from Jerusalem's Western Wall will be part of an upcoming exhibition on the Dead Sea Scrolls in New York City.


The stone was installed at Discovery Times Square on Tuesday.


It will be part of "Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times," which opens October 28.

עתיקות בתצוגה החדשה  (צילום: מת'יו פייטון )

New exhibition (Photo: Matthew Payton)


The exhibit is created by the Israel Antiquities Authority from the collections of the Israel National Treasures.


Visitors will be able to leave prayer notes inside the stone. They'll be sent to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.


It's believed that the stone was part of a retaining wall that enclosed a temple destroyed by the Romans 2,000 years ago.


The scrolls shed light on the development of the Hebrew Bible and the origins of Christianity.



פרסום ראשון: 10.21.11, 18:53
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