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Date

3-1980

Description

The Shrine of the Book is a museum built to house the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were discovered between 1947 and 1956. The unusual design for the dome was based on imagery from one of the scrolls, specifically the War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness.

Notes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrine_of_the_Book
(accessed 1 Nov 2011)

http://www.english.imjnet.org.il/htmls/page_1477.aspx?c0=14909&bsp=14393
(accessed 1 Nov 2011)

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This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1910-2005

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Creator 3 Dates

1890-1965

Creator 3 Role

Architect

Creator 4 Role

Architect

Subject Headings

Architecture -- Museum architecture;

Country Name

Israel

City Name

Jerusalem

Keywords

modernism, architecture, Israel, Dead Sea Scrolls, domes, museums

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