The Lost Treasure of the Copper Scroll
One of the most extensive treasure hunts took place in 1962, led by John Allegro. By following some of the places listed in the scroll, the team excavated many potential burial places for the treasure. However, they eventually returned empty handed, and despite being available for several decades, the copper scroll has not yielded a single material find. Nevertheless, to anyone who has a little bit of the Indiana Jones spirit inside them, it remains a fascinating and tantalising artefact, and will no doubt continue to tempt the imaginations of scholars and the public alike for centuries to come.
Featured image: The copper scroll
On the Insignificance and the Abuse of the Copper Scroll – by Robert R. Cargill, Ph.D.
The Process of Writing the Copper Scroll – by Meir Bar-Ilan
The Copper Scroll – West Semitic Research Project
The Mysterious Treasure of the Copper Scroll – Unmuseum