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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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I'm a bit of a nerd, but I thought this was cool!

You start your tour of the area with a video and then walk among the ruins and excavations on a boardwalk. In the distance, you can see the actual cave where the first jars... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Houston, Texas

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

You start your tour of the area with a video and then walk among the ruins and excavations on a boardwalk. In the distance, you can see the actual cave where the first jars containing the Dead Sea Scrolls was found. It looked like you could also go climbing in the caves, but I was on a tour, so that... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

wandering round the archaeological site and the small museum.There is also a short film.Everything is well signposted so no difficulty encountered.It's like going back 2000 years. Loved this site.There is also a restaurant and gift shop with a large variety of attractive and useful items relating to the area.

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Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Before going to the Dead Sea, we went though the ruins of the Qumran caves.It is famous as the hiding place of the Dead Sea Scrolls, a literary treasure trove hidden since shortly after the time of Christ. Evidence discovery of an ascetic Jewish sect living in Jesus' time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great piece of history where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered by accident. Great site and so worth a visit. Great for Christians and Jews and the same for historians.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We stopped at Qumran on our way to Masada. The park itself is compact and well organized. The introductory film is excellent and gives the casual visitor enough information to make the visit even more worthwhile. The ruins aren't very extensive, you can see the scroll caves and walk through the site in less than an hour. Definitely worth visiting!

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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We visited this site on our way back from Masada.As you may know the site is where the Dead Sea scrolls were found.It was good to go there as part of our trip and the scenery as you drive from Jerusalem changes dramatically as you approach the Judean wilderness.You will also see a few Bedouin camps along the roadside. The... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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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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Address: Wadi Qumran, Israel
Phone Number: 02-994-2235
Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Dead Sea Region

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