John Marco Allegro is a controversial archaeologist and Dead Sea Scrolls scholar. He published a translation of the Copper Scroll two years before the official version published by J. T. Milik. He is best known for his book, The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross, in which he posits that Jesus in the Gospels was actually a code for a type of hallucinogen. Although recognized as iconoclastic, his scroll scholarship still carries some measure of respect among peers. Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... Fragments of the scrolls on display at the Archeological Museum, Amman The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of about 850 documents, including texts from the Hebrew Bible, which were discovered between 1947 and 1956 in eleven caves in and around the Wadi Qumran, near the ruins of the anceint... The Copper Scroll is one of the most famous of the Dead Sea Scrolls. ... The neutrality and accuracy of this article are disputed. ... For the genre of Christian-themed music, see gospel music. ... In communications, a code is a rule for converting a piece of information (for example, a letter, word, or phrase) into another form or representation, not necessarily of the same sort. ... Hallucinogenic drug - drugs that can alter sensory perceptions. ... Literally, iconoclasm is the destruction of religious icons and other sacred images or monuments, usually for religious or political motives. ...
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