Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- Israel said it found fragments of the Torah scroll, which was found to be 2,000 years old, in the southern Judean Desert.
"For the first time in nearly 60 years of archaeological excavations, fragments of a Torah scroll have been unearthed," Israel Antiquities Authority (AIA) said in a statement about the discovery.
Experts say the discovery is the most important archaeological discovery in the country since the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Israeli researchers include the stories of the prophets Zechariah and Nahum in pieces of text in Greek and handwritten.
The Scrolls of the Torah were excavated from an excavation in a cliffside cave in the Nahal Hever Nature Reserve.
In addition to the scroll fragments, rare fragments dating back to Bar Kokhba's Jewish rebellion against the Romans (132-136 AD), a 6,000-year-old embalmed child skeleton, and a basket estimated to date back 10,500 years were found.4