Google-Israel launches Dead Sea Scrolls library

In a partnership, Google and Israel Antiquities Authority has launched ‘the Dead Sea Scrolls’ digital library on Tuesday, using multi-spectral imaging technology developed by NASA.

The online Google’s Dead Sea Scrolls containing some of the oldest-known surviving biblical texts, will have tens of thousands of fragments of the scrolls in very high resolution within three years.

Currently, source said, Israeli authorities said that atleast 5,000 fragments of the ancient Dead Sea scrolls online had uploaded in website.

Now, for public it is easy to read, upload the scroll on-screen around the globe as images will have uploaded online in a searchable database complemented by translation and other scholarly tools.

“Imagine a world where everybody with an internet connection is able to access the most important works of human history,” Google’s Israel R&D director Yossi Mattias told reporters.

The library deals to the many uploaded fragment including sections from the book of Deuteronomy including the Ten Commandments, fragments from tiny phylacteries and also the first chapter of the first century B.C book, the Book of Genesis, it further added.

The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in the Judean Wilderness in the 1940s and 1950s and right now, more than total of 4,000 infrared photographs taken from them have been scanned and uploaded.

Reports are also that some 1,000 newly scans have been uploaded which discovered in a lab specially constructed for this task by the Antiquities Authority.

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