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Nine Dubious “Dead Sea Scrolls” Fragments from the Twenty-First Century

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In 2002 new “Dead Sea Scrolls” fragments began to appear on the antiquities market, most of them through the Kando family. In this article we will present evidence that nine of these Dead Sea Scrolls-like fragments are modern forgeries.

Affiliations: 1: Trinity Western University ; 2: Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung ; 3: Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung ; 4: Berlin Papyrussammlung ; 5: The Israel Museum ; 6: University of Agder ; 7: NLA University College ; 8: University of Strasbourg


In 2002 new “Dead Sea Scrolls” fragments began to appear on the antiquities market, most of them through the Kando family. In this article we will present evidence that nine of these Dead Sea Scrolls-like fragments are modern forgeries.


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