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Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

Please note that most of the exhibitions are copies of originals, but it remains a good introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls. The mini Jerusalem model is right next to it and worthwhile to do as a combo.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

The Shrine of the Book is history in the making... A must to go to. When you are at the Israel Museum be sure you go here. It is the same location.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 18, 2019

A copy of the complete book of Isaiah is shown from one of the Dead Sea scrolls. There are also a number of other copies of pieces. The museum is serious in protecting these antiquities for us to see.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Gary W
Reviewed June 25, 2019

The Dead Sea Scrolls and other Biblical texts are presented masterfully in their historical, religious and archeological contexts. The architecture of the building is striking and worth seeing in its own right. The lay-out inside greatly compliments and enhances the presentation. Try to go when...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank OldTravelFool
Reviewed June 10, 2019

In the Shrine of the Book (looking so much like a flying saucer) in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, travel back in time and be amazed as you learn how the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Not only that but be more amazed as you can...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank hawkes2an
Reviewed June 7, 2019

I had never heard how the scrolls were found. To see them - the original pieces - is to travel back thousands of years. We toured Israel with a large international corporation and they do several tours a week - and only visit this and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 29, 2019

This shrine is shaped like the lids of the jars that contained the Dead Sea Scrolls when they were discovered in a cave by a bedouin boy. The Dead Sea Scrolls and Aleppo Codex are housed in this building. It was very interesting even though...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MstqMI
Reviewed May 18, 2019

This is a wing of the Israel Museum that houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. The structure is two-thirds below ground and doesn't just have the scrolls, (including the large Isaiah Scroll) but also has the Aleppo Codex, the oldest existing Hebrew Bible, as well as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jane N
Reviewed May 8, 2019

You will see the real Dead Sea Scrolls. The greatest archaeological discovery in history. This is the greatest collection on earth.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank fairesa
Reviewed April 27, 2019

This building is dedicated to the housing and preservation of the Dead Sea Scrolls. They are there for you to see but you can't take photographs. I would have loved to do it but you can find things online that show some of the scrolls....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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