Two of the world’s greatest archaeological finds will be on display at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center in Admiralty starting Tuesday.
The Gabriel Revelation Stone, often called the “stone scroll”, and a facsimile of the Isaiah Scroll, the oldest and most complete of the Dead Sea Scrolls, will be displayed for the first time in Hong Kong along with some 50 key artifacts from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
“Temple, Scrolls, and Divine Messengers: Archaeology of the Land of Israel in Roman Times” exhibition runs at the center’s Chantal Miller Gallery until Jan. 25, 2015.
The show, which includes stone artifacts, potteries and coins, will help viewers understand the life and customs of the people in Jerusalem during the Second Temple period between the 1st century BCE and the 1st century CE, Apple Daily reported.
The Gabriel Revelation Stone is a unique inscription written in ink. Discovered 13 years ago on the eastern shores of the Dead Sea, the limestone tablet dates from about 1 BC to 1 AD, roughly about the same time as the Han Dynasty in Chinese history, and proclaims a vision of how God protected Jerusalem from an attack.
Meanwhile, The Great Isaiah Scroll is the largest and most complete of the seven Dead Sea Scrolls which were discovered by a shepherd in caves near the Dead Sea in 1947. The scroll, written in Hebrew and dating back to 100 BC, is considered to be 1,000 years older than the oldest manuscripts in the Hebrew Bible.
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