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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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  • We stopped here with a tour group. You cannot go into any of the caves, there are at least 14. The ruins of the places where the scrolls were written is open, with tarps over certain areas for shade a...  more »
  • Not much to see here but so much history so it's worth a stop. Nice little video to see and a short tour through the old ruins  more »
  • This visit was an Eye Opener! While I have heard much about the Dead Sea Scrolls I was not aware of the community that created them. Living on the edge of the Dead Sea the Qumran's had a sophisticated...  more »