Israeli archaeologists announced this week the discovery of dozens of new. Found in a desert cave and likely stashed away during a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly 1,900 years ago, the scraps of biblical texts offer a rare window into the history of Judaism, early Christian life, and humankind.
To make the new discovery, archaeologists rappelled down a sheer cliff into the Cave of Horrors – so named for the dozens of human remains found inside. But while the history of the cave is as dark as its name implies, excavators have described what they found inside as “between heaven and Earth.”
The texts are part of a Greek translation of the little prophets. In addition, researchers from the same area found a basket of about 10,500 years old and a mummified body of about 6,000 years old.