The Secret of the Missing Scrolls – Part 8 (final)

The Secret of the Missing Scrolls

DEAD SEA SCROLLS ~ PUZZLES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Desert caves, ancient secrets, priceless treasure and invading warriors… finishing up our exciting mystery adventure for older kids. Today, we jump into our time machine and zoom ahead to 1949 AD, sending our kids to work with an archaeological team discovering the greatest archaeological find of the 20th century…

Keep these tutorials – make your own puzzles and jazz up your colouring pages – handy as they will guide you through the how-to process. Click here to see part 1; part 2; part 3; part 4; part 5part 6 and part 7 of this fun adventure series.

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DEAD SEA SCROLLS ~ FRAMES ~ FREE PRINTABLE

These frames (either portrait or landscape) that I made for my puzzles and colouring pages are available for download here. I also added some Dead Sea Scroll images (not shown) into each one to jazz them up a little and make them more interesting. Maybe a pottery jar in a corner; a scroll or a fragment in another. You will find some photo suggestions here or here. Most of the colouring pages and puzzles for this theme relate to working with the scribes, however I managed to put together a few more pages about the coming of the Roman soldiers and now, the archaeology dig as detailed below in this post.

Scroll free printable frame for kids - portrait  Scroll free printable frame for kids

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ARCHAEOLOGY DIG ~ TREASURE IN THE DESERT ~ THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS ARE FOUND

This is the final part of the letter I sent to my kids:

It is now 1949 A.D. You are surprised to discover that you are again back at Qumran, this time working with an archaeological team. As your team searches the desert for treasure, Archaeologists Roland De Vaux and Gerald Lankester Harding inspect a photo of some pottery jars. You look up. In the photo, you can clearly see the jars have been broken and glued back together. You smile as you remember that day in the desert. It was the sound of pottery breaking that you heard! A sound which echoed around the world! The area at Qumran is now buzzing with excitement. Everyone is talking loudly and openly about ‘The Dead Sea Scrolls’. What the shepherd thought was nothing but old scrolls—some wrapped in linen and blackened with age—turned out to be the greatest find of the century! And you were there to witness it! It was nothing short of a miracle!

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ARCHAEOLOGY DIG ~ DRAW AN AERIAL MAP OF WHERE YOU LIVE ~ DRAWING ACTIVITY FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE (A4)

The first activity to go with this section, I made this free printable archaeology drawing activity for my kids with this Qumran aerial photo in the top rectangle; and these words:

This is what the archaeology excavation at Khirbet Qumran looks like. That is where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Imagine if your town was dug up in a few hundred years time. What would it look like? What would archaeologists find? Have a think about it, then draw an aerial archaeological map of where you live.
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zScroll6-archeological dig

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ARCHAEOLOGY WORD SEARCH (BIBLICAL PLACES)

Next, I found a word search of archaeological Biblical sites (which I just can’t seem to locate at the moment – but you could easily make up a quick wordsearch using some sites from this list) and added this text:

Treasures Hidden for THOUSANDS of years. The archaeology professor has forgotten where he put his list of archaeological excavations relating to Biblical times. He knows that a huge number of items and towns have been found. His assistant has left him some clues hidden in this word search puzzle. Help him find them. His assistant has also left these items on the Professor’s desk as extra ‘clues’ [i.e. the Qumran postcard + Peanuts comic strip below].

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THE SECRET OF THE MISSING SCROLLS ~ QUMRAN POSTCARD ~ FREE PRINTABLE (4×6)

I made up this Qumran postcard as one of the ‘clues’ left on the professor’s desk by his assistant. Photo suggestions:  Qumran Cave entrance | Khirbet Qumran Caves | Photo of an unrolled scroll, pottery jar. This tutorial will show you how to add photos.
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Dead Sea Scrolls Postcard for kids

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JUST FOR FUN to brighten up your day… enjoy!  :)

Peanuts Comic Strip – Dead Sea Scrolls  (full colour) and here is the original (B&W) by Charles Schulz from 1962. I sent the colour version as a fun postcard to my kids as one of the professor’s clues left on his desk by his assistant.

And that’s it! The End. Wow, what a journey…

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RELATED LINKS

Archaeology – learn to draw  (Dover sample) draw a picture of what you have just dug up at this archaeology site

The Secret of the Missing Scrolls: part 1 – part 2 – part 3part 4 – part 5 – part 6 – part 7 

Bible Treasure Theme 1 – part 2 – part 3

treasure gold and coins

Older Boys

Daniel Secret ID card sample

Does archaeology support the Bible?  (Answers in Genesis)

Google meets Qumran – Times of Israel.com – Dead Sea Scrolls  Describing the ultimate treasure hunt to piece together and photograph thousands of fragments of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls – God’s Word – and put them online so that everyone can see them for themselves. Written 2,000 years ago and first discovered at Qumran on the Dead Sea in 1947. These high-resolution images of 950 different manuscripts, are made using special imaging equipment first developed for NASA. The hi-tech cameras have made visible sections of parchment that were previously indecipherable. The actual scrolls can be viewed here:  deadseascrolls.org.il/

Discover the location of the most important Biblical discovery ever made  check out this cool drone footage over Qumran (3 mins); Since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947-1956, extensive excavations have taken place in Qumran. Nearly 900 scrolls were discovered. Most were written on parchment and some on papyrus. Cisterns, Jewish ritual baths, and cemeteries have been found, along with a dining or assembly room and debris from an upper story alleged by some to have been a scriptorium as well as pottery kilns and a tower.

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