- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scroll with the Ten Commandments inscribed on it is temporarily on display in Israel.

The rare artifact, which belongs to Israel Antiquities Authority, will be on display for two weeks before returning to a pitch-black, climate-controlled facility. It is dated between the years 30 B.C. and 1 B.C., The New York Times reported Wednesday.

“When you are thinking about universal law, the universal principle of ethics, … this is the first law that comes to your mind,” exhibit curator Tania Coen-Uzzielli said, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

The scroll will be one of 14 pieces on display for the museum’s “A Brief History of Humankind” exhibit, which runs until Jan. 2.

Once the genuine copy is returned to a protected environment, a copy will take its place for the duration of the exhibit, a spokeswoman for the museum told the newspaper.

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