(DAILY MAIL) Microscopic analysis of the most beautiful and best preserved of the Dead Sea Scrolls has revealed that the parchment was treated with mysterious salts.
Researchers found that the Temple Scroll was prepared with a mixture of salts that did not match those found in the nearby Dead Sea.
These salts appear to have given the scroll its white colour and helped protect it from the ravages of time.
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The Temple Scroll, which is written as a revelation to Moses from God, describe a never-built Jewish temple and religious practices to occur therein.