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We visited here in october when temp was over 40c
The video at the start lacked detail and was short
The path up to the caves was closed due to the extreme heat which was true but we thought we should have been told that...More
It was interesting to see the harsh desert where the caves are located and the excavations of the ritual baths and other structures, but the actual archeological site is very limited. It might have been interesting to walk closer to the caves, but it was...More
This is an amazing place; a hot, dry plateau above the Dead Sea where, in 1947, in a cave close to what is now the Qumran National Park, local Bedouins discovered a clay jar containing 7 scrolls. The scrolls were sold to antique dealers and,...More
We had our lunch here in the restaurant and souvenir store here. Food was good cafeteria style.
We were able to watch the video here in the movie room about the life of the Essenes. Very informative. This was the platform for our guide who...More
At this stop we viewed a short film on the history of the Dead Sea scrolls and then ventured outside to view an archeological dig of an area once occupied by the writers of the scrolls. The area unearthed primarily shows the water collection and...More
This is a park now where they found the Dead Sea Scrolls. The place has caves but all along the road to Masada there are other places with caves. Makes me wonder if there are more scrolls out there to find.
Decent facilities - shop cafe toilets. The film is worthwhile then wander the ruins, no pressure. Go for a stroll off the track where you can experience some quiet.
Very hot in summer. Not easy if with wheel chair
You’ve got to see this. Worth a stop on the way to/from Masada or the Dead Sea. Amazing story about how the scrolls were discovered; and equally amazing to consider how God’s word has been preserved for thousands of years, and then “discovered” by rock-throwing...More