The Jerusalem Archaeological Park
The Jerusalem Archaeological Park's Web site offers a wealth of information on ancient Israel. Tour an amazing virtual model of the Second Temple compound, use interactive maps and time lines, and view panoramic computer images of biblical Jerusalem.
The Bar-Kokhba Revolt
Learn about the history of the Bar-Kokhba revolt on the Jewish Virtual Library's Web site. Be sure to browse the site's extensive archive for information on Jewish history, culture, and religion.
Scrolls from the Dead Sea
Visit this Library of Congress Web site to see detailed information on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Browse a virtual exhibit, view digital images of the original documents, and explore their historical importance.
The John P. and Carol Merrill Expedition to the Cave of Letters
The University of Wisconsin hosts an online gallery and map of Richard Freund's 2000 expedition to the Cave of Letters. See additional photographs from the excavation and learn more about the individual members of the dig team.
The Babatha Archive
Read English translations of documents from Babatha's archive.
Secrets of the Cave of Letters: Rediscovering a Dead Sea Mystery
by Richard A. Freund. Amherst: Prometheus Books, 2004.
Bar-Kokhba: The Rediscovery of the Legendary Hero of the Second Jewish Revolt Against Rome
by Yigael Yadin. Tel Aviv: Japhet Press, 1971.
The Documents From the Bar-Kokhba Period in the Cave of Letters: Greek Papyri
edited by Naphtali Lewis. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1989.