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Address: Wadi Qumran, Israel
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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Fascinating!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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Chesterfield, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

While interesting because of it's historic significance, time in the area is better spent at Masada or the Dead Sea. The story of the discovery of the scrolls is interesting, but a better explanation and the actual scrolls can be found in Jerusalem. Stop if you have the time.

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Israel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A great place to visit, especially for hiking. The longer optional path to the mountain is not ideal for small children but on any other case is an absolute must!

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harrisburg pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Any trip to Masada and the Dead Sea must include this stop. A Bedouin shepard boy looking for his lost goat discovered a cave full of jars. These jars were found to contain 190 scrolls that turned out to be the oldest existing versions of biblical scriptures. The ability to walk out to see the actual caves was an amazing... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Qumran is among the most famous unknown sites in the world. This is the site of the finding of the famous Dead Sea scrolls. It is also the same basic area where King David hid from Solomon. There is a visitor center and a great hiking trail. The first few hundred meters is an easy walk for anyone. After that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Its a half hour from Jerusalem the road are quite good and safe. They present a nice show and show a good tour.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

It wasn't a huge site but it was nice. They were working on the "boardwalk " when we were there. We ate lunch here as well . I liked the meatballs .

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