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"Lunch and Learn" with Pnina Shor

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Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

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Private tour of ISAW's upcoming exhibit and lecture from Pnina Shor, head of the IAA's Dead Sea Scrolls Unit.

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Please join the Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority in New York for a private guided tour of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World’s upcoming exhibit, A Wonder to Behold: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate.

We will be joined by Pnina Shor, the head of the Israel Antiquities Authority's (IAA) Dead Sea Scrolls Unit, for a presentation on The Dead Sea Scrolls: From the Caves to the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library. Arguably the most significant discovery of the 20th century, don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the scrolls’ curator herself.

This event includes complimentary admission to the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and a light lunch served prior to the lecture. Please RSVP to reserve your place.

While this event is made complimentary by the Friends of the IAA, tax-deductible contributions can be made here.

Pnina Shor has been the head of the IAA's Dead Sea Scrolls Unit since its inception in 2010. She oversees the curatorship, conservation, preservation, exhibition and digitization of the IAA's more than 25,000 scroll fragments. Pnina began her career at the IAA as a field archaeologist, and later became the head of the IAA's Department for the Treatment and Conservation of Artifacts prior to her current position.

Clare Fitzgerald, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World's Associate Director for Exhibitions and Gallery Curator, will be leading the Exhibit tour. Clare has a PhD in Art History from Emory University (Atlanta) and is a Senior Manager of Educational Programs at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Her academic background is in Egyptology, and she has assisted in curating at a number of museums, including the American Research Center in Egypt, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute and the Newark Museum.

The Dead Sea Scrolls: From the Caves to the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library

Widely considered the most important archaeological find of the 20th century, the Dead Sea Scrolls collection consist of thousands of parchment and papyrus fragments from about 1000 manuscripts, written 2000 years ago.

This “Ancient Library“ including the oldest known copies of Biblical texts lets us glimpse a period of time which was pivotal to both Judaism and Christianity. Thanks to these remarkable texts, our knowledge concerning the origins of Judaism and early Christianity has been greatly enriched.

As caretakers of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) preserves the scrolls for future generations. Using the most advanced and innovative technologies available, the IAA has recorded high-resolution multi-spectral images of the entire collection.

These images, recorded in the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Library, have led to a revolution in Dead Sea Scrolls research resulting in new readings, reconstructions and discoveries.

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