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Dead Sea Scrolls go digital (10 images)

Updated: Dec. 18, 2012 at 2:37 PM
A conservation analyst from the Israel Antiquities Authority repairs fragments of the 2,000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls in a laboratory in Jerusalem, Israel, December 18, 2012.The Israel Antiquities Authority and Google Israel announced the publishing of the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library online at a press conference today. The digital library will eventually hold tens of thousands of fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls in high resolution photographed with a special camera based on NASA technology. UPI/Debbie Hill.
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A conservation analyst from the Israel Antiquities Authority examines fragments of the 2,000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls in a laboratory in Jerusalem, Israel, December 18, 2012.The Israel Antiquities Authority and Google Israel announced the publishing of the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library online at a press conference today. The digital library will eventually hold tens of thousands of fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls in high resolution photographed with a special camera based on NASA technology. UPI/Debbie Hill.
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A conservation analyst from the Israel Antiquities Authority repairs fragments of the 2,000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls in a laboratory in Jerusalem, Israel, December 18, 2012.The Israel Antiquities Authority and Google Israel announced the publishing of the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library online at a press conference today. The digital library will eventually hold tens of thousands of fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls in high resolution photographed with a special camera based on NASA technology. UPI/Debbie Hill.
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A conservation analyst from the Israel Antiquities Authority examines a fragment of the 2,000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls in a laboratory in Jerusalem, Israel, December 18, 2012.The Israel Antiquities Authority and Google Israel announced the publishing of the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library online at a press conference today. The digital library will eventually hold tens of thousands of fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls in high resolution photographed with a special camera based on NASA technology. UPI/Debbie Hill.
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A conservation analyst from the Israel Antiquities Authority holds up fragments of the 2,000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls in a laboratory in Jerusalem, Israel, December 18, 2012.The Israel Antiquities Authority and Google Israel announced the publishing of the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library online at a press conference today. The digital library will eventually hold tens of thousands of fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls in high resolution photographed with a special camera based on NASA technology. UPI/Debbie Hill.
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A fragment of the 2,000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls is prepared to be photographed in an Israel Antiquities Authority's laboratory in Jerusalem, Israel, December 18, 2012.The Israel Antiquities Authority and Google Israel announced the publishing of the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library online at a press conference today. The digital library will eventually hold tens of thousands of fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls in high resolution photographed with a special camera based on NASA technology. UPI/Debbie Hill.
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A conservation analyst from the Israel Antiquities Authority photographs a fragment of the 2,000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls at a laboratory in Jerusalem, Israel, December 18, 2012.The Israel Antiquities Authority and Google Israel announced the publishing of the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library online at a press conference today. The digital library will eventually hold tens of thousands of fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls in high resolution photographed with a special camera based on NASA technology. UPI/Debbie Hill.
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