The Dead Sea Scrolls are now on display at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. The exhibit will run through Dec. 28, 2008. The exhibition features 12 scrolls – four of which have never been publicly displayed – and more than a hundred artifacts from the Qumran ruins.
The exhibit also features videos of the reconstructed settlement at Qumran taken from version 2.0 of the UCLA Qumran Digital Model. The new version of the Qumran model has an improved texture palate, improved terrain geometry, and updated interpretations of several archaeological loci. The new model also displays multiple phases of construction within the site over time.
Be sure to catch the new Qumran Digital Model and the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition if you are in the Raleigh area!