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Golb seems to have a point when he says that the Copper Scroll is almost
ignored in discussions of DSS origin. How prevalent was the use of
copper for scrolls? Its use might indicate that the author of this
"treasure map" may have anticipated that it would have to be buried or
submersed for safekeeping. Does anyone know of any tests done on the
scroll to see if it had been buried or kept under water?
Since the scroll was left in a cave where it could be found,
might that not indicate that the "treasure" had already been recovered
and the scroll was no longer a "treasure map".
In any event, the scroll certainly presumes a Jerusalem origin.