The Dead Sea Scrolls are objects of unrivalled importance and fragility. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) invited a number of experts to provide advice to them regarding the possibility of digitising the Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS). This led to a Pilot of the imaging technology in August 2008. This paper will describe the innovative workflows and technology used in the Pilot, and further developed since then, to deliver unique perspectives on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Of particular interest is the spectral imaging of selected fragments between 650-1000 nm with a nominal bandwidth of 10 nm. This technique and the experience of the Pilot offer many lessons for other such imaging and conservation projects.
Simon Tanner, Greg Bearman, "Digitizing the Dead Sea Scrolls" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2009, 2009, pp 119 - 123, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2009.6.1.art00025