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The Leonardo, a contemporary museum located in downtown Salt Lake City, is hosting “Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times,” containing what has been called the most significant archaeological find of the last century, from now until April 27. Brigham Young University students, faculty and staff are now being offered a $10 discounted ticket price, half the original student price.

“Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times” includes one of the largest collections of the priceless 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls. Discovered by a shepherd in 1947, the Scrolls contain the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible.

On display with the Scrolls are more than 600 objects from the Biblical to the Byzantine Period in Israel, including many that have never been publicly exhibited. The exhibit contains a three-ton stone from Jerusalem's Wailing Wall, the remains of religious articles, weapons of war, stone carvings, textiles and beautiful mosaics along with everyday household items, such as jewelry and ceramics.

The Leonardo is one of ten U.S. museums hosting this exhibit and has drawn on BYU expertise, faculty and resources to add a unique flavor to its showing in Salt Lake City.

The museum is located at 209 East 500 South in Salt Lake City and is open Sunday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information, contact The Leonardo at (801) 531-9800 or visit

Writer: Brett Lee