Fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls are among the ancient artworks and objects featured in “Treasures from the Holy Land,” opening Saturday and running through Aug. 10 at the Legion of Honor. In addition to featuring rotating examples of the Dead Sea Scroll fragments, the exhibit includes artifacts from Israel spanning 5,000 years.
The Dead Sea Scrolls, one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time, were uncovered by Bedouin herders in 1947 and excavated by archaeologists in caves along the shores of the Dead Sea. Fragments of the scrolls were pieced together to form more than 800 documents, many of them Biblical manuscripts. The Legion of Honor is in Lincoln Park at 34th Avenue and Clement Street, San Francisco. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. daily, except closed Monday. Admission is $6 to $10. Call (415) 750-3600 or visit www.legionofhonor.org.