But, in addition to the larger fragments, thousands of sometimes tiny particles of writings were found. Many are in poor condition and were stored unsorted.
The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has now launched a digitization project in which every little fragment is scanned. The technology was developed by NASA, and makes visible what the human eye under normal circumstances can not perceive. Oren Ableman of the IAA discovered traces of inscriptions on many small fragments, and was even able to assign some to the various scrolls on display.
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