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Dead Sea Scrolls debut at Science Museum

The collection is more than 2,000 years old, and they want to bring it to the frigid Minnesota tundra? Hollywood, prick your ears: we might be in for a "National Treasure 3: The Snowy Scroll Chronicles."

The exhibit, which opens March 12, carries historical and spiritual significance. The good news for the museum is that, according to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, about 82 percent of Minnesotans lay claim to Christian faiths. Bring on the papyrus.

At $28 a head, the museum will display the shoddy scrolls written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek to a band of Midwesterners who can barely read the price of a Dome Dog through their empty beer glasses.

After they supplant such religious iconography from its acclimated and unperturbed state, the only thing we're scared of is a repeat of the last time this happened: