Since 2002, more than 100 “new” Dead Sea Scrolls-like fragments have appeared on the antiquities market. The researchers in the Lying Pen of Scribes have made great efforts in cataloguing these fragments.
The 20th and 21st centuries have seen more than 160 different exhibitions featuring the Dead Sea Scrolls across the globe.
In 1988, the Ancient Biblical Manuscript Center in Claremont initiated the Dead Sea Scrolls Inventory project to make a complete inventory of the Dead Sea Scroll documents, photographs, and museum inventory numbers.
The colours of the Dead Sea fragments have been described in many different ways. Hilda Deborah and Signe M. Hægeland have catalogued these descriptions in this database.