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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Wadi Qumran, Palestinian Territories
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of forty-nine visited this archaeological site in the West Bank known as the Qumran. What a sight! Here we saw 2,000 year old ruins. Bedouins and archaeologists discovered The Dead Sea Scrolls in caves between 1946 and 1956. in the caves between 1946...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank patshea2016
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

The discovery of these biblical scrolls from several centuries before Christ is a great gift to biblical scholars. Isaiah alone changed scholarship.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

It’s astonishing to discover how these ancient scrolls were safely kept in the caves and discovered centuries later by Bedouin shepherds.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank live2travelnexplore
Reviewed December 30, 2018

The Dead Sea Scrolls are indisputably the greatest manuscript discovery. From 1947 to 1956—when I reached age 4—the 800 documents were found, but in thousands of fragments. The Scrolls date from around 250BC to 68AD, 11 years before Mount Vesuvius blew its top, on August...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Starting w/ a steep climb from the Tzukim springs followed by a walk on the Judean mt ridge w/ scenery views of the dead sea, ending w/ a visit at the dead see scrolls caves and a hardcore decent through Qumran Wadi, a trail map,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nadavrub
Reviewed November 19, 2018

The actual spot where they found the dead sea scrolls is quite away from the viewing area. The history is interesting but the sight is not that exciting. A couple of holes in the ground and some areas to hold water. I know that this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ninja911
Reviewed November 5, 2018

It is the site of the most significant find that brings the Bible to life.It is a wonder how the scrolls were found in the first place. To view the cave today one would need to be mountain climber. Must see site. If you can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ronstagehand
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

If you value the importance of the dead sea scrolls to supporting the authenticity of the bible then this is a must. Found in the caves in 1947...the scrolls show the bible hasn't changed and the hebrew language is the same. They offer a huge...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rcaldin
Reviewed October 30, 2018

What a place! The caves and the history surrounding the Essene Sect and the Dead Sea scrolls brings the bible alive and coupled with a visit to the Deead Sea Scrolls museum in Jerusalem will have you amazed and convinced of the tru bible history

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan P
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

You should put this in the must see list if you have never been here. Get a good guide. Will only take 60-90 minutes once there as there is not a lot to see. But it is very significant.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Marge C
March 17, 2017|
Response from Marge C |
I meant "see" the caves not seem the caves.