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“What do you get when you cross the Dead Sea Scrolls with today's digital age? Dig Quest introduces children to archaeology with unique games featuring Israel's ancient treasures, bringing scripture to life in the process.”

Become an archeologist! Use your iPhone or iPad as a tool to tap, dig, and explore Israel’s past. Discover the Dead Sea Scrolls in an ancient cave, and piece them together to reveal their meaning! Dig up the 2,000 year old Lod Mosaic, then uncover its story in a fast-paced quiz game! You’ll need skills, creativity, and smarts to become a great archaeologist and unlock all the rewards.

• Use your iPhone or iPad as an archaeological tool to brush, tap, and dig for hidden relics
• Explore an ancient cave and search for the Dead Sea Scrolls then piece 14 of them together in a challenging puzzle game
• Dig up a 2,000 year old mosaic floor and play a fast-paced quiz game in which you unlock the secrets of the mosaic
• Grow your own collection of antiquities as you master the games – try to win them all!

• 30+ levels in two unique games based on world-famous archaeological discoveries
• 50+ stunning images of real antiquities
• Amazing historical facts and artifacts
• Spoken word excerpts from the Dead Sea Scrolls
• Gabe, your host and team leader, is based on a composite of real archaeologists working in the field

Dig Quest: Israel was created by the Israel Antiquities Authority and features addictive games and puzzles based on world-famous antiquities in the National Treasures. The games in the App are designed around real discoveries and archaeological artifacts and were developed in collaboration with the IAA’s team of pre-eminent archaeologists, scholars and researchers. As they play, kids get a feel for what archaeologists do as they experience the excitement of discovery and the creativity and skills involved in solving mysteries from the distant past.

The Dead Sea Scrolls are among the oldest biblical manuscripts and are considered the greatest manuscript discovery of the 20th century.

The Lod Mosaic is one of the largest, best preserved Roman mosaics ever found and is currently touring the world with stops at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Louvre, Waddeson Manor and the Hermitage.

**FREE for iPhone and iPad
**For everyone who loves adventure, archaeology and games, ages 7 and up

What's New

Version 1.1

Minor UI tweaks and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews



My kids (aged 3 & 4) enjoyed this as much as I did!

Great way to introduce them to ancient manuscripts and the Hebrew language.

I had fun getting them to find the divine name which stands out because it is written in a more ancient script in some manuscripts and is especially easy to see in the Greek Minor Prophets fragment.

It was a shame the Greek manuscript isn't read in Greek.

What a fun app.

It was short, but the games can be played over by young children and the puzzle is challenging for them


Great artwork and deceptively challenging

This app is based on the amazing Lod mosaic and the Dead Sea Scrolls. There is are two games in the app, one based on each of these historic artifacts. The first game is a timed identification game that challenges you to learn about the various creatures and objects contained within the Lod mosaic. As you progress and "collect" the creatures you learn various interesting facts about the mosaic itself and it's discovery. The second game is a puzzle based on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Presented with various scraps of a scroll you have to reassemble the pieces to reveal the message it contains. The various puzzles are deceptively challenging. Kids will love this app. Younger kids will love the animals of the Lod mosaic and older children will enjoy the speed of the timer game and the scroll puzzles. Nicely done games based on real historical artifacts.



This is such an awesome game! I am 31 years old and found myself not only enjoying the game a great deal but also asking questions about the historical context surrounding the mosaic. If the objective of this game is fun and leaning then the developers hit it out of the park!


200.9 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Israel Antiquities Authority


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