Traces of unknown technologies found on ancient dead sea scrolls

Traces of unknown technology found on ancient scrolls of the Dead SeaA photo from open sources

Researchers stumbled upon traces of an unknown technology, used in the manufacture of Dead Sea scrolls.

The Temple Scroll differs from other scrolls in that they The text is printed on the inside of the skin of the animal. Ink applied to an incomprehensible inorganic layer. Having analyzed the chemical composition of a small fragment of the “Temple Scroll”, scientists discovered an incomprehensible mixture of sodium, sulfur and calcium, which pre-processed scroll.

The composition applied to the scroll, which makes the scroll saturated and resilient, not identical to the Dead Sea salt water. Turns out that this technology could be applied in another region. how as a rule, clean and dried skin of the animal was rubbed with sea salt, which makes it possible for scientists to determine the region where it was created parchment.

The results of the analyzes indicate that in the Middle East at Scrolls were made using several technologies. it surprisingly, in the middle ages only one method was used manufacture.

The Dead Sea Scrolls (aka the Qumran Scrolls) in 1947 were discovered by archaeologists near the ancient settlement of Qumran, located on the coast of the Dead Sea. Discovered Scrolls were made from the 3rd century BC to the 1st century ad. Scrolls contain ancient biblical manuscripts.

According to another version, these scrolls were made in Jerusalem, and in the first century A.D. they were brought with them by refugees, hiding from the Romans.

ESOREITER previously wrote about the scandal at the Washington Museum of the Bible, who excluded from his collection five previously considered very valuable exhibits – “Qumran manuscripts”, as German scientists recognized them as fakes.

Andrey Vetrov

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