On February 7th 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls, which date from around 150 BC – AD 68, were discovered in some caves near the Jordan River. The 900 scrolls, which are made of leather and papyrus, make up three types of documents – texts from the Hebrew Bible, books from the Old Testament and documents including some poems and a book of community rules. They are considered of great religious and historical significance and are now kept in Jerusalem.
The Dead sea Scrolls. Between 1947 and 1956 Qumran has been the most important archaeological site of the world . In this period a collection of 972 ancient texts in 11 different caves has been found. The majority of them are made of parchment or papyrus, mainly written in Hebrew and Aramaic and few in Greek. http://paolo-deadseascrolls.blogspot.com/2011/06/final-report.html
Ancient Egyptian bronze mirror, Late Period, c. 600 - 400 BC, the handle in the form of a papyrus column, the Base with curled edges, nice green patina with, Provenance :Ex Israel collector Menachem Weinberger , Size : 26 cm x 14 cm
Israeli archaeologists have unveiled a 7th century BC text they said contains the earliest mention in Hebrew of Jerusalem outside the Bible. The scroll was found in the Judean Desert, near the Dead Sea.