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The oldest bible ever found - the Dead Sea Scrolls - was found here

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Standing among the 2,000 year-old ruins of Qumran, overlooking the Dead Sea on the edge of the Judean Wilderness, visitors gain deeper appreciation for the Dead Sea Scrolls, containing the oldest Bible ever found, and discovered right here.

You’ll see a room where scribes may have copied the scrolls, a pavement where the hard-working inhabitants dried dates, a potters’ workshop, a dining hall, and a ritual bath, recalling the way of life of the Essenes who left Jerusalem seeking spiritual purity.

At the visitor center, designed like Qumran’s ancient buildings, an exciting film links the fabulous landscape with the story of its people, recalling that John the Baptist may have lived here. A dramatic view of the cave in which most of the Dead Sea Scrolls were found tops off the experience, and whets your appetite to view the scrolls themselves at the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem

 

Sites & Attractions

 
Arad Glass Museum This museum showcases the dynamic and colorful world of glass art th...
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Einot Tzukim (Ein Feshkha) At Einot Tzukim (“springs of the cliffs”), fresh and saline...
Light and Sound Show at the foot of Massada (Metsada) National Park, presenting the way...
Kibbutz Ein Gedi is the only botanical garden in the world that people live in. More th...
The Plain of Sodom In the midst of the dry marl plateaus of the Plain of Sodom, is an ...
 

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The Herods Dead Sea hotel features a beautiful spa area, a VIP lounge, fine restaurants...
Our Oasis Dead Sea Resort – nestled between the Judean hills and the shore of the Dead ...
Basic rooms for two or three people and seven larger suites. The hotel's spa has a cove...
​The Spa Club hotel is the first spa hotel of its kind in the entire Dead Sea region. S...
 

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