Great use of digital and Internet technology

Great use of digital and Internet technology

Posted on September 27th, 2011 by admin

 Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered nearly 65 years ago and have been protected and housed in The Israel Museum.  People who wanted to research the documents were greatly restricted to access of the nearly 2,400 year old texts.

A joint effort of a digital photographer, Ardon Bar-Hama, The Israel Museum and Google now bring those documents to the world for all to review.

When reviewing the scrolls a user can select a specific text and an English translation appears.  You can also zoom in and see incredible detail on the documents.

Digital Dead Sea Scrolls website;

http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/

See the full article at “CNET”:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-20112167-76/dead-sea-scrolls-come-to-life-on-the-web/