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Experts Investigate Dead Sea Scroll Forgeries

Not all Dead Sea Scroll fragments are what they claim to be.

Publish Date: Topic: Ancient WorldsAncient WorldsNova
By Ana Aceves

Some Dead Sea Scroll replicas appear surprisingly authentic. But a thorough examination by scholars reveals some of their features aren't quite right.

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