Discovered in the 1940s at Qumran, on the northwest bank of the Dead Sea, the Dead Sea Scrolls are an amazingly preserved link to our past, consisting of Biblical manuscripts, apocrypha as well as some sectarian manuscripts. It is without a doubt one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of all time. Judaica Webstore carries numerous items, all endorsed by the world famous Israel Museum in Jerusalem, celebrating this exciting discovery.
Your Own Miniature Dead Sea Scroll
One of our most popular items is a replica of one of the scrolls inside a clay vessels just like the one found in Qumran. It's a precious gift that fires up the imagination, perfect for your aspiring archaeologist. Like all items from the Israel Museum, it comes along with a certificate of authenticity and an explanatory note in English and Hebrew.
Roman Glass Jewelry
We also have some fabulous jewelry based on artifacts discovered on the same site. The Melqart Coin sterling silver earrings and pendant are based on a coin minted in Tyre in 28 B.C.E. It bears an image of the Phoenician god Melqart, better known in the West by his Roman moniker Hercules. Also available are the Sundial earrings and necklace in sterling silver with Roman glass. These are based on a sundial found Qumran, while the glass comes from vessels excavated close by. In addition, we have a sterling silver necklace whose pendant is based on the Psalms Scroll. Each of these lovely pieces is also endorsed by the Israel Museum.
If you'd like to read more about the Dead Sea Scrolls, check out our 16 page transcription of the Psalms Scroll and our 20 page pamphlet on the archaeological site. For more deeper reading, check out Envisioning the Temple: Scrolls, Stones, and Symbols by Adolfo Roitman. As the companion publication to the permanent exhibition at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, it takes an in-depth look at the longest and perhaps most vital of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Temple Scroll.