Dead Sea Scrolls

                                                                 Cailynne Hoelscher

        The Dead Sea scrolls were discovered in 1947 and 1956 along the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. The area of the caves where the scrolls were found are 13 miles east of Jerusalem, 1300 feet below sea level. The salt in the air helped preserve the scrolls because they were written on animal skin. The importance of the discovery was  important because it included the oldest Bible Stories, and other information.