FORT WORTH, TEXAS—May 30, 2012 — Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary recently unveiled plans for a Qumran Simulated Dig Site stationed just outside the upcoming Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible exhibition at the MacGorman Performing Arts Center. The dig site will be layered with hundreds of 2,000-year-old potsherds from the Ancient Near East, contributed by the Smithsonian Institute. Visitors of all ages can learn how to take elevations, record measurements and tag artifacts in a replica of an ancient city that is buried in several tons of dirt, limestone and rock, all under the guidance of Southwestern Seminary's Ph.D. students.
The cost of visiting the dig site is included in the price of an exhibition ticket. Guests can also participate in the experience separately, without purchasing an exhibition ticket, for $10 per person at the MacGorman Performing Arts Center Guest Services area (box office). The Qumran Simulated Dig Site will be open each day of the exhibition, weather permitting. Additional information about the dig site can be found at: https://seethescrolls.com/exhibition/qumran-simulated-dig-site.