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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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  • Visited in the summer and the heat was intense. If you are on your way to Masada or to experience a dip in the Dead Sea it's definitely worth stopping at Qumran to see where the Dead Sea Scrolls were ...  more »
  • We visited the Qumran Caves as part of a tour to Israel. It was an interesting place. The film in the visitor's center describes the lifestyle of the residents of the area. I would like to have heard ...  more »
  • We got the best time of the year for such a hike - winter. We heard that during the summer the heat can be prohibitive. Some caves are artificial, most are natural. The caves are considered in Israel ...  more »