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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 the outdoor model of ancient Jerusalem at the Israel Museum, so you know that it's a highlight at the museum, and you'll understand the crowds. Definitely worth it to see, though

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 I couldn't read any of it.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MstqMI
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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 other beautiful artefacts.
No photography is allowed inside but make sure you have the time to enjoy all the exhibits, history and information that this building holds.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jane N
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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
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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. Amazing to see something this old even though I can't read what it says.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mike H
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