2 p.m. Sunday, May 20
Tour the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science with Dr. Russ Arnold, professor of religious studies at Regis University. The Dead Sea Scrolls are the oldest known biblical documents, dating back over 2,000 years, and this is the first time they are being exhibited in Colorado. Ten scrolls, including two that have never before been open to public viewing, are on display.
The exhibit includes hundreds of authentic artifacts from the ancient Middle East, including inscriptions and seals, weapons, stone carvings, terra cotta figurines, coins, shoes, textiles, mosaics, ceramics and jewelry. The exhibit features a re-creation of the Western Wall in Jerusalem, with an actual three-ton stone from the wall believed to have fallen in 70 CE. Guests may leave notes that will be sent to Israel.
Arnold has a Ph.D., in Hebrew Language and Literature and a master’s degree in Hebrew Language and Literature both from UCLA. His articles about the Dead Sea Scrolls have been included in scholarly books.
Cost of the exhibit is $23.35 for adults; $19.75 for seniors (65 and over); and $16.15 for ages 3-18. Space is limited. Sign up below by April 15.
There is a 40-minute IMAX presentation on Jerusalem at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. that day for those wishing to see that movie on their own before or after the tour.