10 Feb 2017
Scrolls cave evidence
Israeli archaeologists say they have found evidence of a 12 Dead Sea Scrolls cave.
After excavating an ancient hollow, located near the sea's northwestern shore, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers concluded that the additional scrolls were looted by Bedouin in the middle of the last century.
The archaeologists, including Oren Gutfeld and Ahiad Ovadia from the university's Institute of Archaeology – aided by Randall Price, and students from Liberty University in Virginia – are the first in over 60 years to have discovered a new scroll cave.
"Numerous storage jars and lids from the Second Temple period were found hidden in niches along the walls of the cave, and deep inside a long tunnel at its rear," Gutfeld said.