Video created with images of the launch of the book Dead Sea Scrolls: 70 years of discovery, in the VII International Cycle of Ancient and Medieval Studies, held in the city of Franca (SP), Brazil,

between September 19-22, 2017, and the IV Meeting of Ancient and Medieval History, held between October 3-6, 2017, in Petrolina (PE), Brazil.

We would like to thank Florentino García Martínez to his worthy contribution to the book Manuscritos do Mar Morto: 70 anos da Descoberta (Dead Sea Scrolls: 70h years of the Discovery). The book was released in two congresses of Ancient and Medieval History accomplished in Brazil, at September (São Paulo) and October (Pernambuco), 2017. It was a pleasure to have one chapter of the book written by Martínez, called Reading the Hebrew Bible at the Seventy Years of the Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The researchers from Brazil appreciate so much your contribution and we thank you for participating in this tribute to the seventieth anniversary of Dead Sea Scrolls!

In September 19, 2017, we had the pleasure of releasing the book Manuscritos do Mar Morto: 70 anos da Descoberta (Dead Sea Scrolls: 70h years of the Discovery). It happened in the city of Franca, São Paulo, Brazil, during the VII International Congress of Ancient and Medieval Studies (September, 18-22, 2017). This video was done in order to thank the Archaeologist Dennis Mizzi, from Malta, due to his estimable contribution. His chapter on archaeology of Qumran brings an excellent discussion about the seventy years of archaeological research and the main current proposal on it. All the readers till now said me that it is excellent! Dennis, many thanks for participating in this tribute to the seventieth anniversary of Dead Sea Scrolls!

Target of much controversy, the cemetery of Qumran remains enveloped in mystery. There is no agreement among the researchers on those who would be buried, whether pilgrims, merchants, Essene inhabitants in Qumran or coming to festivities on the spot. The audio has not a good quality.

View of Qumran in relation to the Dead Sea and the settlement; important place positioned to the center of the route of Jerusalem or Jericó (north) to Ein Gedi and Massada (south).

Aqueduct: Up to 2,000 years ago, the region's rainfall was higher than the current one. The main form of water abstraction, essential for the manufacture of the thousands of ceramic objects found in the settlement (besides its importance for contingent maintenance, of course) was through the construction of small aqueducts situated at the foot of the mountains. This is the main aqueduct, which by a well-designed system fed the whole installation.

Movie shown in the hall of Qumran National Park. It presents the "official version" of the manuscripts, which relates the manuscripts found in Qumran with the Jewish religious movement known as Essenism and the settlement of Qumran. Some researchers who disagree with this version and watched the film argued with the site's maintainers, questioning its continuation. Video audio is not good quality.

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