BBC: The Dead Sea Scrolls (2006)

Remarkable documentary about the Dead Sea Scrolls that reveals the truth behind the conspiracy theories

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Remarkable documentary about the Dead Sea Scrolls that reveals the truth behind the conspiracy theories

The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of some 981 different texts discovered between 1947 and 1956 in eleven caves (Qumran Caves) in the immediate vicinity of the Hellenistic-period Jewish settlement at Khirbet Qumran in the eastern Judaean Desert. The texts are of great historical, religious, and linguistic significance because they include the oldest known surviving manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible, maps to the hidden treasure of Herod’s Temple, and insight into the mindsets of John the Baptist, Jesus, and the early Christians.

But the scrolls were soon embroiled in controversy, with allegations of conspiracy and cover-up, rumours that persist until today. In this fascinating documentary, journalist Rageh Omaar tells the remarkable story of the Dead Sea Scrolls and reveals the truth behind the conspiracy theories.

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