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Qumran Caves, Dead Sea Region
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Visit the archaeological complex of Qumran Caves, a series of caverns where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. The caves, some of them natural and some manmade, were the location where the ancient scrolls, some of the oldest manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible, were found in 1947. Bring plenty of water and suitable footwear to explore the historic caves and the surrounding ruins of the Qumran settlement. Take a look at our Jerusalem tourist route planner to schedule your visit to Qumran Caves and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This museum in the vicinity of Jericho is the blessed scrolls of the dead sea, the way of life of the Essenes, as they met and little more. Worth seeing it but you have to take the information with tweezers. It is a very extensive subject in my view and of course interesting, much for half an hour's walk.
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  • To be avoided in summer, when the heat and the flies are unbearable, worth the climb so far to visit the site of the Dead Sea scrolls, that bring old testament passages copied from around the 2nd century AD. Don't miss the initial video to better understand the history and significance of the find.
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  • If you have seen the Dead Sea scrolls at the Israel Museum, you here. In the place where the authors of the scrolls. If there are health and good mountain shoes or sandals, you can climb the mountain to the cave where the scrolls were found. Shop downstairs for my taste, excessive. The spirit of the area is saturated with askezoj.
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