A major exhibition on the famous Dead Sea Scrolls will be organised in Assen in 2013. The exhibition will show original Biblical manuscripts and objects from the 3rd century BC till the 1st century AD as well as alternative manuscripts not included in the Bible. The texts on these world-renowned scrolls offer invaluable information on both history and culture from a period in which important characteristics of both Judaism and Christianity were formed. In addition, objects from ancient Judea are shown, from the settlement of Qumran (where the scrolls were found) and from Jerusalem. Together with the grave of Tutankhamen in Egypt and the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, China, the Dead Sea Scrolls are considered one of the greatest archaeological discoveries from the 20th century.