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orion Re: Cave 4 shelving


   >the "shelving", if there was any, is that someone reused it for some 
   >other purpose. If the occasion was a temporary occupation of the site 
   >by refugees, or whatever, the shelving may have ended up as firewood. 
   >Alternatively, it may even have been removed prior to the deposition 
   >of the texts... 

	If there had been shelving, would a middle age visitor be likely
to pull out the lumber and save the scrolls? Why not throw them into the
fire as well?

Virgil Brown