Dead Sea Scrolls to Show at Vatican

The Dead Sea Scrolls will be exhibited for the first time in Europe this summer, when they will be featured in a special exhibition at the Vatican opening June 30.

Italian newspapers said the exhibit will be opened by Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Pope John Paul II.

The exhibition is described as the first major cultural event stemming from the agreement signed Dec. 30 opening the way to full diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Israel.

The exhibit will be arranged in cooperation between the Vatican Library and the Archeological Museum in Jerusalem.

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