Copper Scroll from Qumran
Among the Dead Sea Scrolls was found a copper scroll (3Q15) that was rolled up. The scroll was made up of smaller sections riveted together and engraven in Hebrew. When found in Cave 3 in 1952 by an expedition sponsored by the Jordanian Department of Antiquities, it was in two large pieces.
Before it could be read, special precautions had to be taken to cut the scroll into sections with a very fine jeweler’s saw. The text purports to describe the hiding-place of various treasure from the Jerusalem Temple. Some scholars take the text seriously, but most believe it is a fanciful listing. The scroll is in the possession of the Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan and is housed in the Archaeological Museum in Amman, Jordan.
English translations of the Copper Scroll have been published in a number of books by various scholars. You can also read in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper_Scroll
For a photo of one of the strips cut from the Copper Scroll, click here.