Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible - Fort Worth, Texas Exhibition


Published March 22, 2012

Exhibit to Offer Physical, Technological Dead Sea Scrolls Experiences

FORT WORTH, TEXAS—March 22, 2012— Southwestern Seminary recently announced that, in cooperation with the University of Southern California’s West Semitic Research Project, curators will be adding a high tech scriptorium to the Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible exhibition, coming to Fort Worth this July. The scriptorium will allow visitors to examine the scrolls more closely, via individual touch-screen kiosks that display high-resolution images of the manuscripts, captured as Polynomial Texture Maps (PTM). Using the same technology scholars use to examine the scrolls, visitors will be able to study the hair follicles of the animal-skin fragments, the thickness of the scribe’s writing, and scribal marks made visible only by infrared photography.

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