A collection of Dead Sea Scroll fragments, once thought to be blank and “relatively worthless,” have been kept in boxes at The University of Manchester in England for over two decades. A professor recently examined the fragments and discovered some had text all this time, it was just practically invisible to the naked eye.
King’s College London Professor Joan Taylor unearthed the hidden text while taking part in a study held at the college, according to a press release from the University of Manchester.
“Looking at one of the fragments with a magnifying glass, I thought I saw a small, faded letter – a lamed, the Hebrew letter ‘L’,” Taylor said, according to the Friday release. “Frankly, since all these fragments were supposed to be blank and had even