August 16, 2012
The Franklin Institute’s Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition Unveils Ten New Scrolls, Plus A Series of Guest Lectures To Close Out Its Run
Having opened at the beginning of the summer, the Franklin Institute’s Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times exhibition has been so impressive that it warranted a visit from President Obama back in June.
To add to the excitement, ten new scrolls were unveiled as part of the exhibition this month. The new rotation of scrolls, including one of the oldest Dead Sea Scrolls ever discovered, replaces the opening set. If you’ve seen the exhibit already, here’s another reason to see it again.
Throughout the run, a total of 20 scrolls will have been on display in Philadelphia, containing passages from many books of the Old Testament. With more than 600 ancient artifacts from biblical to Islamic periods on display as well, this exhibition is a must-see for any religion or history buff.
To add to this unique educational experience, the Franklin Institute continues its lecture series through the end of the exhibition. Hear professors and experts in a variety of fields talk about the mysteries surrounding the scrolls.
Check out the remaining lectures:
• The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Thursday, September 13, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
• Theology of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Thursday, October 11, 7-8 p.m.
Lectures cost only $5 to attend. Reserve a spot by calling (215) 448-1200. Tickets for the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit is neither included nor required to attend the lectures. The exhibit runs through October 14. Don’t miss it!
Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times at the Franklin Institute
When: May 12-October 14
Where: 222 N. 20th Street
Cost: $31.50 for the exhibit, $5 for lectures (not included with admission)
More info: www.fi.edu