Check out the Turkish fiddle and Buddhist sand art

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Featured in the 7,000-square-foot exhibition are fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls from Israel, a large stone from the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Jewish devotional objects taken into space by former astronaut David Wolf; the trunk Mormon leader Brigham Young carried from New York to Utah, a piece of the Kiswa (a gold-embroidered fabric, which drapes the Kaaba in Mecca), a replica of the Shroud of Turin and a statue of Ganesh, the Hindu god of good fortune.

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