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Qumran Caves

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Address: Wadi Qumran, Israel
Phone Number: 02-994-2235
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: These eleven caves were made famous when the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest...
These eleven caves were made famous when the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest manuscript of the Hebrew Bible, were discovered between the years 1947 and 1956.
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If you're interested to know about the authenticity of the Old Testament Bible, this is a must place to visit. The cave where some of the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Cebu City, Philippines
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you're interested to know about the authenticity of the Old Testament Bible, this is a must place to visit. The cave where some of the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered were discovered by accident by a shepherd boy. The tour will show other caves where all the scrolls containing the Old Testament (except for book of Esther) were found,... More 

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1952, you can’t really ‘do’ Israel and not visit Qumran. The surrounding scenery is totally arid & very dramatic. There is a very good introductory film in the Visitor Centre & the views of the nearest cave (scrolls were found in many of them) are great. You can also see the... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We were on one day tour. The place in very interesting and educational and authentic. The only minus was that we have to eat in the so called restaurant in the shopping center at the parking lot of the museum. It is a horrible place. The food is disgusting , no taste, small portions (well, it does not really matter,... More 

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McDonough, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is an amazing historic place where the dead sea scrolls were found by some young men and sold for a tiny bit of money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

a place where the holy bible original scrolls were founded. the museum is quiet good, with some illustration about the scrolls and the invention itself. it was nice experience, you can buy some souvenirs at the shop.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

What a fascinating place! All I knew from this place was that it was the place where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. After a quick lunch at the huge cafeteria-style restaurant and the shopping spree on location, our group ventured into the archaeological site. The tour started with a film about the Essenes and what their daily life must... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1952 along with many other artifacts. We never realized the volume of artifacts that were found. There is a film presentation explaining the finds and a little museum. Quite a history lesson!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Now Qumran is in a rocky desert. Then it was near the Dead Sea. It is an amazing place with a fascinating history. There is a presentation to set the scene and then a small museum to walk through before you go outside to see the ruins of the building and the cave where the scrolls were found.

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is by the Dead Sea and not far from Masada. There are ruins where the Essenes lived, ate and prayed. You can see this,Masada and spend time at the Dead Sea in one day and make it back to Jerusalem.

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This deserted place is where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered in the last century. It is a significant place and is where the Essenes (John the Baptist is said to have been one of this sect) bathed and lived

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