DSS Psalms Scroll (11Q5)

c. 30–50 CE | Facsimile, original located in the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

This Psalms scroll contains 11 of the 15 Songs of Ascent (Psalms 120-134) and was discovered among the scrolls and fragments of Cave 11 among Qumran caves. Pilgrims would sing these Psalms while they ascended up to Jerusalem. While the original Dead Sea Scrolls discovery was in 1946, Cave 11 and its contents were not discovered until 10 years later, in 1956.