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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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  • When our bus stopped on the side of the road and 7 of us stepped off, all I saw was rocks and hills. Nothing Green. No People. No cars. Not even a camel! And the hike began...towards more rocks. First...  more »
  • We stopped here on our way to Masada / Dead sea. Didn't take much more than than 30 minutes but great story on how they found the Dead Sea Scrolls. Definitely add to your itinerary as you work your wa...  more »
  • This is a fascinating place with an intriguing history. Well worth the visit. Hard to imagine coming to Israel and not coming here! But HOT. GOOD VIEW OF Dead Sea too.  more »

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