Dead Sea Scrolls coming to your couch, thanks to Google

Google and the Israeli Antiquities Authority have teamed up to digitize the Dead Sea  Scrolls and make the scans accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. Several  million dollars will now fund a special implementation of the technology, as the Dead Sea  fragments will all be scanned using a NASA-developed imaging system. The scans will  be hosted by Google, which will pair them with translation tools. couch-thanks-to-google.ars