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Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
People explore the exhibit Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times at The Leonardo in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

SALT LAKE CITY — Members of the media received a sneak peek of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times exhibit at The Leonardo on Thursday.

Scrolls containing oldest known copies of books in the Old Testament, and more than 500 artifacts, including stone from the Western (Wailing) Wall.

Officials from the Israel Antiquities Authority and The Leonardo were present for interviews.

The exhibit opens Friday and runs through April.