>Best of Archaeology 2010

>National Geographical News has selected their ten most-viewed archaeological stories of 2010.

Here is their most-viewed story:

Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery Solved?

The recent decoding of a cryptic cup, the excavation of ancient Jerusalem tunnels, and other archaeological detective work may help solve one of the great biblical mysteries: Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?

The new clues, revealed in July, hint that the scrolls, which include some of the oldest known biblical documents, may have been the textual treasures of several groups, hidden away during wartime—and may even be “the great treasure from the Jerusalem Temple,” which held the Ark of the Covenant, according to the Bible.

Read the Best of Archaeology 2010 here.

You can read the Dead Sea story here.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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