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Thursday, November 21, 2013

From Israel To Salt Lake City: Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit Opens Tomorrow

Photo courtesy of KSL TV
A major exhibit opens tomorrow at The Leonardo in Salt Lake City, giving the public a rare chance to see some of the actual Dead Sea Scrolls. It is being called the opportunity of a lifetime by people interested in ancient history.

The exhibit opens tomorrow and continues through April 27.

The Deseret News and KSL TV both have detailed reports on the exhibit. Below are excerpts from the News article.
The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times exhibit at The Leonardo will give visitors the chance to see the largest collection of scrolls and Holy Land artifacts ever assembled outside of Israel.

When the exhibit was announced in April, Israeli Consul General David Siegel told the Deseret News the exhibit would be a reflection of Utah’s long-standing relationship with Israel, a “hugely significant moment for Israel, for Utah, for our shared past, for our shared faith and our shared future.”

Ten scrolls will be displayed at a time during the Leonardo museum. The IAA will come back in February with a new set of 10. Two scrolls in each session have never before been seen by the public.

“I think people in Utah will be delighted to see these. There is something about the actual fragment, no matter what fragment it is,” said Seely. “They all have a little history.”
The KSL report includes these concise details:
Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times
at The Leonardo museum
209 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Ticket Information:
Adults (ages 18 - 64): $23.95
Youth (ages 12 - 17): $14.95
Children (ages 6 - 11): $9.95
Seniors 65+, Students and Military with ID: $19.95
Leonardo Members: $13.95
Children ages 5 and under: Free


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