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Google brings Ten Commandments online as part of expanded preservation project

Google launches library that features 5,000+ high resolution images of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
By: Charles Gantt | Internet & Websites News | Posted: Dec 18, 2012 5:28 pm

Back in 2011 Google published five high resolution digital images of manuscripts from the Dead Sea Scrolls, as a collaboration with the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Taking its historical initiative even further Google has launched the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library.



The new library wich was launched in partnership with the Israel Antiquities Authority, inclued some 5,000 images of scroll fragments which includes one of the oldest known copies of the Ten Commandments.


Also included in the library is a centuries old copy of the first chapter of the Book of Genesis, which describes the first three days of the worlds creation according to christian beliefs. Hundreds of other documents are on display in both infrared and color images at an amazing 1215 dpi resolution.


A database of the more than 900 manuscripts is included and users are able to zoom in to study fine details that may be present in the documents.




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