At least two dozen phylactery scrolls were discovered in the 1940s and 50 along with the rest of the Dead Sea Scrolls in a limestone cave in the West Bank's Qumran in Israel.
" found a number of fragments of tefillin cases from Qumran Cave 4, together with seven rolled-up slips," Adler told the Times of Israel.
Until now, the scrolls remained bound inside the phylacteries for approximately 2,000 years.
The IAA has been tasked with the difficult job of unrolling the scrolls without damaging them.
"We're going to do it slowly, but we'll first consult with all of our experts about how to go about this," said Schor, who would not reveal when the process would start. "We need to do a lot of research before we start doing this."
Remains of more than 900 religious manuscripts were found in 11 caves near the Dead Sea in the 1940s and 50s in Qumran.
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