Skeletons could provide clues to who wrote or protected the Dead Sea Scrolls

Few women or children have been found at Qumran burial site, suggesting similarities to Byzantine monastery cemeteries

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SCROLL CALL  Newly excavated skeletons at a roughly 2,000-year-old West Bank site support a theory that a community of celibate men lived there at the time the Dead Sea Scrolls were placed in nearby caves. These men may have written or protected the scrolls.

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