Two thousand years after they were written, the world famous Dead Sea Scrolls are now available online. The Israel Museum and web giant Google initiated the project which were uploaded onto the Internet on Monday.( http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/project)
. The scrolls digitalized so far include the Great Isaiah Scroll, the Community Rule Scroll, the Commentary on Habakkuk Scroll, the Temple Scroll and the War Scroll. All five scrolls can be magnified so users can examine the texts and details invisible to the naked eye are made visible through ultra-high resolution. The Great Isaiah Scroll can be searched by column, chapter and verse and is accompanied by an English translation tool and an option for users to submit translations of verses in their own languages. "The Dead Sea Scrolls Project with the Israel Museum enriches and preserves an important part of world heritage by making it accessible to all on the internet," said Professor Yossi Matias, Managing Director of Google's R&D Center in Israel.