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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 didn't quite know what to expect until our guide showed us the caves of where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Glad we came, learned something new. Great view of the Dead Sea.  more »
  • The Qumran is good as a quick see through when going to the dead sea. It is a good place to take pictures more than the dead sea.  more »
  • This major landmark is a must-see when visiting the Dead Sea for its significance in the discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls by a shepherd. The area where they were found is closed to visitors due to mo...  more »