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Archaeologists believe that the Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in Khirbe

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Archaeologists believe that the Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in Khirbet Qumran between 1947 and 1967 and estimated at almost 2000 years old, provided rare insight into first century С. E. religious communities.

(A) and estimated at almost 2000 years old, provided rare insight
(B) and estimated at almost 2000 years old, provide rare insight
(C) and estimated to be almost 2000 years old, to provide rare insight
(D) and estimated to be almost 2000 years old, provide rare insight
(E) and they estimate them to be almost 2000 years old, providing rare insight
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Archaeologists believe that the Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in Khirbet Qumran between 1947 and 1967 and estimated at almost 2000 years old, provided rare insight into first century С. E. religious communities.

(A) and estimated at almost 2000 years old, provided rare insight
(B) and estimated at almost 2000 years old, provide rare insight
(C) and estimated to be almost 2000 years old, to provide rare insight
(D) and estimated to be almost 2000 years old, provide rare insight
(E) and they estimate them to be almost 2000 years old, providing rare insight

Archaeologists believe that the Dead Sea Scrolls...provide ..believe is in present tense, so it should also be provide.. (A, C,E eliminated)
Also estimated to be must be the correct idiom (B eliminated)

D is the correct answer
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Re: Archaeologists believe that the Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in Khirbe [#permalink]

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Archaeologists believe that the Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in Khirbet Qumran between 1947 and 1967 and estimated at almost 2000 years old, provided rare insight into first century С. E. religious communities.

(A) and estimated at almost 2000 years old, provided rare insight (estimated +to be is the correct idiom)
(B) and estimated at almost 2000 years old, provide rare insight (Same as A)
(C) and estimated to be almost 2000 years old, to provide rare insight (Lack of main verb)
(D) and estimated to be almost 2000 years old, provide rare insight (Correct)
(E) and they estimate them to be almost 2000 years old, providing rare insight (Same as C)
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