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RAW VIDEO: Oldest Known Torah Scroll Displayed

May 31, 2013
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An Italian expert in Hebrew manuscripts has discovered the oldest known complete Torah scroll, a sheepskin document dating from 1155-1225. It was right under his nose, in the University of Bologna library.

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National Geographic (Feb. 9, 2012) — Rabbi Manny Viñas and other volunteers in New York restore a Torah that survived the Holocaust in Hungary and Hurricane Mitch in Honduras. Viñas travels to Tegucigalpa to return the Torah.
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Robot Writes Jewish Torah Scroll

Robot Writes Jewish Torah Scroll

AP (July 11, 2014) — An exhibition featuring a robot writing Torah scrolls is on show at the Jewish museum in Berlin. Over the next six months the robot will work 10 hours a day to produce two scrolls, each 80 meters long, with the religious Jewish writings. (July 11) Video provided by AP
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Raw: X-Ray Unlocks Secrets of Ancient Scroll

Raw: X-Ray Unlocks Secrets of Ancient Scroll

AP (Jan. 20, 2015) — Scientists have succeeded in reading parts of an ancient scroll that was buried in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago, holding out the promise that the world's oldest surviving library may one day reveal all of its secrets. (Jan. 20) Video provided by AP
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Unique Egyptian Sphinx Unearthed in North Israel

Unique Egyptian Sphinx Unearthed in North Israel

AFP (July 9, 2013) — Part of an ancient Egyptian king's unique sphinx was unveiled at a dig in northern Israel on Tuesday, with researchers struggling to understand just how the unexpected find ended up there. The broken granite sphinx statue -- including the paws and some of the mythical creature's forearms -- displayed at Tel Hazor archaeological site in Israel's Galilee, is the first such find in the region.
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