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File - Conservators examine a portion of the Dead Sea Scrolls containing the ten commandments before the scrolls' installation at Discovery Times Square in New York, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Rare Ten Commandments scroll coming to Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ten Commandments scroll — one of the most important of the Dead Sea Scrolls in existence — is going on display in Cincinnati beginning Friday.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the tightly guarded scroll, one of the approximately 900 Dead Sea Scrolls, can be seen through April 14 at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

The Ten Commandments scroll will be added for the last 17 days of the exhibit "Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times," which also features 10 other scroll fragments from Israel.

The Ten Commandments scroll is one of only two ancient manuscripts to feature the commandments, the foundation of Jewish and Christian religions.

Written in Hebrew on a narrow strip of parchment, the scroll is believed to be at least 2,010 years old.