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Feb 23, 2021
Experts say that the extremely rare mid-15th century Purim scroll, also known as a megillah, was written by an Iberian Jewish scribe around 1465, citing stylistic and scientific evidence, including Carbon-14 dating
One of the world’s oldest known Esther scrolls, also known as a megillah, has found its final home in Jerusalem after recently being gifted to the National Library of Israel (NLI), which has the world’s largest collection of textual Judaica.
Esther scrolls contain the story of the Book of Esther in Hebrew and are traditionally read in Jewish communities on the festival of Purim, which will take place on February 25-28 this year.