The Lost Treasure of the Copper Scroll

The Lost Treasure of the Copper Scroll

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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

By April Holloway

References

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

Comments

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It is my understanding that there have been finds related to the scroll. Vinyl Jones found many pounds of the ketones used in the Temple and a cruse of oil by using the scroll.

This really sounds to me like a very funny hoax that has people like John allegro ('like' his book on the DSS as he has left the Astrology in and not deleted it like so many others) running their legs off for Gold and Silver without any hope of finding. Greed makes us run.

I should like very much to start a similar thing and place some ancient looking scroll where I know it will be found very soon. I had an a'quaint'ance many years ago who built UFO's and sent them up and took photo's then sent the pics to the press, what a hoot.

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