Google and the Israel Museum have launched a digital version of the fabled Dead Sea Scrolls on a new website that enables users to scan the entire collection of documents. Impressively, the site produces a translation of each chapter when the mouse cursor highlights over a chapter of text and even allows bookmarks to be created in a given section. The user interface is quite charming, as well, replicating the experience of what it would be like to unroll the entire scroll in real life. Overall, it's a head turning contribution to historical research and a hint of what's possible in the digital age, in the same way that Google Art Project is for the study of art.
Visit the Digital Dead Sea Scrolls website.