Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Charlotte Exhibit, 2006

A Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition is planned for Charlotte, North Carolina, to open in February of 2006. The Charlotte Observer (free registration required) has the exclusive story:
Dead Sea Scrolls coming to Charlotte

Discovery Place to display fragments of historic texts next year

Religion Editor

Some of history's most sacred objects are coming to Charlotte.

Discovery Place on Thursday is expected to unveil early plans for an exhibit featuring portions of the Dead Sea Scrolls -- fragments that date back to Jesus' time and contain some of the earliest surviving copies of Old Testament books.

When portions of the scrolls go on display for at least three months starting Feb. 17, 2006, the science and technology museum on North Tryon Street uptown anticipates at least 200,000 visitors. By comparison, an exhibit on flight drew 129,500 during a similar three-month period in 2003.