The next thing we did was head into the video room to watch a 13 minute video on the history of these scrolls, and the people who wrote them, and why our church is so interested in them. It was really interesting. I remember when I was a kid and some scientists discovered some of these scrolls, my dad would tell me about them. I was pretty interested in them then, and now as an adult, it was even cooler to learn in more detail the importance of them. The kids, especially Seth and McKee sat really still and watched the whole video, I was impressed. They are like little sponges. (I managed to forget my cell phone down in Palmyra, Tyler was playing with it to keep him quiet during the movie, and he tossed it under the chair, and I forgot to pick it up. Today I get to drive back down there to pick it up, but I'll stop at the book store and get Brooke a set of scriptures, so it won't be wasted.) After the video they gave each person a headset and a tape that walked us through 5 stations. The kids loved having the headsets on, the tape told them when to go to the next station, they thought that was fun. Even Tyler tried out the headsets! Seth seemed to be the most excited, but McKee was soaking it all in quietly.
This is a "close up" of some of the text on the long scroll. They were all written in Hebrew and they wrote from right to left.