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It took two archaeological digs when I was in high school to end my longstanding ambition to become Indiana Jones. Using a miniscule trowel to painstakingly work away at packed clay and mud in a small grid bore little resemblance to the swashbuckling feats of Professor Jones. But researching the story of the Dead Sea Scrolls and their discovery reminded me that finding history can still have its thrilling moments.

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