Touring the world's greatest archaeological sites: Part 5


Posted by Beth Case on 02/12/2018

Finding the Uluburun Shipwreck off the coast of southwestern Turkey in 1982 has contributed to new underwater archaeological methods, plus, the rewriting of ancient history. Its cargo of raw materials and finished goods has shed light on the trade between nations throughout the Mediterranean Sea over 3,000 years ago. Visit the find and excavation of the “Dead Sea Scrolls” which constitute the oldest extant copies of the Hebrew Bible. News of these remarkable documents shook the world of biblical scholarship and set off a race to find more scrolls during the 1950s and 1960s. In 2016, a decades-long debate over who once occupied a settlement, Qumran, located near the caves has yielded 33 skeletons of people. In February 2017, researchers revealed they had found another cave that possibly hold scrolls or pieces of papyrus with more writing. The quest continues….