an international team of scientists conducted a study of the fragments of the Dead sea scrolls, which are still considered empty, and found that they have invisible text in Hebrew and Aramaic.
the Message about the discovery was published on its website the University of Manchester, in the library, which holds these artifacts. We are talking about a few scrolls of doubt, the authenticity of which scientists had never arisen.
They were found during the official excavations in the Qumran caves and never passed through the black market of antiquities. In 1950-e years the government of Jordan gave their expert Ronald Reid from the British Leeds University so he could study their physical and chemical composition.
it was Believed that these scrolls other values do not represent, as unlike other parchments of text on them then not found. And only in our days Professor Joan Taylor from king’s College London, studied the relics in the library with a magnifying glass in hand, suspected that the scrolls can not be empty.
it was established a special interagency group that photographed 51 scroll on both sides and studied them using the method of multispectral imaging. It turned out that the four “empty” scrolls actually had readable text in Hebrew and Aramaic. Another two fragments were detected lines and trace letters.
The largest discovered fragment of the text consists of 15 or 16 letters, arranged in four rows. It was written with ink having a carbon basis. This text contains the word “Shabbat” and may refer to the biblical book of Ezekiel.
the Texts have yet to decipher. By the way, this discovery suddenly made Manchester University the only institution in the UK that has a genuine text fragments of the Dead sea scrolls.
the Qumran manuscripts, as they called these relics were first discovered in 1947 in the Qumran caves. Today there are about one thousand such manuscripts. However, in recent years, many of them were identified as fakes.
These scrolls date back to the period from III century BC to I century BC it is believed that the manuscripts are not only of religious but also of great historical and linguistic value.