Mrs. John Allegro/Univ. of Manchester

Scholarship by saw. After pondering the dilemma for three years, scholars decided to adopt an unorthodox but effective means of exposing the text. Using a circular saw, Professor H. Wright-Baker of the College of Science and Technology in Manchester, England, cut the rolls into strips—one roll in the summer of 1955 and the other in January 1956. The curved segments were then reassembled and are now displayed in the Jordanian Archaeological Museum in Amman, Jordan (see photograph).