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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
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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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Use your imaginations

It's a fascinating place to see. This is where the dead sea scrolls are found. Kids dont tend to enjoy this place because all they see are rocks and they dont appreciate the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Biblical history that goes along with these caves is so fascinating and really something interesting to see.

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a fascinating place to see. This is where the dead sea scrolls are found. Kids dont tend to enjoy this place because all they see are rocks and they dont appreciate the importance of this area. I think visitors here should be imaginative to really appreciate the archeological diggings. There is still ongoing excavations in the area.

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Thank wandermomcc
Arlington, Virginia
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302 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On my trip to Israel, I visited this great site twice. It was very moving to see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered but also wonderful to see the excavations of the site where the people lived. It wouldn't be first on my list in Israel, but if you are close, it would be a great way... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was exciting. There were some many caves and mountains. One must wear sun glasses and a hat...the sun was hot. Bring water because there is a lot to see. Scrolls have been found in caves, among other artifacts. These caves are very huge, I have never seen anything like this...it's very interesting, good history lesson. Be careful of the... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

If your interested in the Dead Sea Scrolls this is a must visit along with the Israeli Museum where you will see some of the Dead Sea Scrolls The center here the caves gives you the background & you can see but not go to the caves or near them

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is a historical place connects to the Dead Sea between Israel and Jordan. There's no shade and is very hot, dusty and dry. Be prepared. It's overlooking to the Dead Sea which is calm and beautiful. If you see dark clouds in the sky get out fast. Flooding can happen quickly.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

On way to Masada or Dead sea ouy guide pointed these out to us and their importance. However they are inacessile and cannot be visited

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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is a very interesting and historic site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were written and kept safe by the Qumran. I would recommend stopping at the visitor center first to watch video about the site to understand a bit more, unless you have a tour guide. It is very hot here and very dry so bring water, sunscreen and... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

This is history. Tradition confirmed by many and changed for others You get to see samples and evidence of what was found Recommended visit

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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Here are where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. The story of finding them is cute but the site is pretty much a nothing place there to observe the remoteness of where the scrolls were hidden. We spent more than a few minutes there and our guide told stories. It was nice.

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