Dead Sea Scrolls To Be Exhibited in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul has been chosen to display fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The scrolls will be on display at the downtown museum from April to August of 2010.

Museum officials negotiated with the Israel Antiquities Authority, which controls the scrolls, for more than three years. An agreement to display the scrolls was reached last month.

The scrolls include the earliest known written record of portions of the Bible. They were found in 1947 by a shepherd boy when one of his animals got lost in caves along the coast of the Dead Sea.

A museum official says the exhibit will contain some scroll fragments that have never been seen by the public.

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