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Summarized by Kent Larsen

Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit in Topeka

TOPEKA, KANSAS -- The exhibit on the Dead Sea Scrolls prepared by BYU's Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS) has come to Topeka, Kansas in an exhibit at an LDS stake center there. The free exhibit looks at what many scholars consider to be the most important archaeological find of the 20th century. The scrolls have shed light on the cultural, religious and political aspects of Jewish life from about 200 B.C. to 70 A.D.

The FARMS exhibit was prepared to run in conjunction with a museum exhibit including some of the actual scrolls at Chicago's Field Museum, and has been displayed at various locations around the midwestern US, both to provide an introduction to the Field Museum exhibit and to give those that can't visit the exhibit basic information about the scrolls.

The exhibit includes a film about the scrolls and five display rooms. It features replicas of some of the scrolls, including the 23-foot long Great Isaiah Scroll, and a model of the Qumran community that the scrolls were written in.

The free exhibit is available at the Topeka Stake Center from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday.


Briefly in Topeka
Topeka KS Capital-Journal 5Sep00 D6
By The Capital-Journal


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