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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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