The technology used by Seales and his team is described in a (http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/9/e1601247.full) research paper published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, under the title "From damage to discovery via virtual unwrapping: Reading the scroll from En-Gedi
," and it calls itself as "a new pathway for subsequent textual discoveries buried within the confines of damaged materials."
Among the topics are the emergence of social complexity in the Neolithic, two issues concerning the kings of Israel and Judah having to do with the absence of stelae and queens, archaeological evidence for ethnic variability among the butchers of Sepphoris, and Christians among Jews in En-Gedi
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* Klein's discussion of the contents (including a listing of the signs of the zodiac) of a Hebrew and Aramaic mosaic inscription in the synagogue floor excavated at En-gedi
in relation to the genealogy in chapter 1;
En Gedi is the Franciscan paradise of Solomon's song: "My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of En-gedi
" (Song of Songs 1:14).
Three flasks from Period IIIb at Tell el-Ful are found similar to one from En-Gedi
dated there to the end of the fifth century (ibid., p.