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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?