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April 7, 1993

Visitor Information on Ticket Availability for Dead Sea Scroll Exhibition

"Scrolls from the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship" opens to the public in the Madison Gallery, first floor, Madison Building, at the Library of Congress, on April 29. This major exhibition, featuring several of the oldest manuscripts relating to the Bible, will be open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Sundays. The exhibition, which will close on August 1, is made possible by a generous grant from the Project Judaica Foundation, with additional support from Hilton International.

Tickets are required to enter the exhibition. Same-day passes, free of charge, will be available at the Library of Congress. A timed-entry ticket system, allowing entry approximately every half-hour, will be in effect. For information about free access to the exhibition and ticket availability, call the special recorded message at (202) 245-5284, beginning April 7.

Advance tickets are available, for a fee, from TicketMaster beginning April 7. In the Washington, D.C., area call (202) 432- SEAT; in the Baltimore area call (410) 481-SEAT; all others call toll-free at (800) 551-SEAT.

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PR 93-040
ISSN 0731-3527

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