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Researchers Decode Some Of The Last Of The Dead Sea Scrolls

More than 70 years after they first mystified archaeologists, some of the last remaining unread fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls have been decrypted, IFL Science reports. A year of intensive work by scholars from the University of Haifa in Israel has reassembled and deciphered 60 tiny fragments of the script, some smaller than a centimeter in size, that was written in a secret code. Analysis of the mysterious document has also revealed the ancient traditions and festivals of an early Jewish sect, as well as the writing of a second scribe who was correcting the errors made by a previous author. “The scroll is written in code, but its actual content is simple and well-known, and there was no…