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'Cave Of Horror' Discovery: Lost Dead Sea Scroll Fragments, Ancient Child Mummy

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The mummified remains of a child who lived about 6,000 years ago and fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls have been discovered at a legendary site in Israel known as the “Cave of Horror.” 

Archaeologists also found a 10,000-year-old woven basket ― believed to be the oldest of its kind ― as well as a trove of ancient coins and clothing in the cave, which can only be reached by rappelling down a sheer cliff. 

The Israel Antiquities Authority called the discoveries in the Judaean Desert “astounding” when it announced the find this week. 


“This is a historic discovery, on an international level at this time,” Raz Frohlich, the director of the Ministry of Sports and Culture, said in a news release.

View of the Dead Sea from a Cave at Qumran.
View of the Dead Sea from a Cave at Qumran.
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