Dead Sea Scrolls

If you leave Jerusalem to the east on motorway 1 you first pass an IDF checkpoint and see the wall separating both zones. If you don’t turn north to Jericho but continue towards the Dead Sea in the south you will first pass Qumran, well known for its findings in 1947. The Dead Sea Scrolls excavated during years of archaeological work are the second oldest scriptures and proved helpful in exegesis.

Today there is a touristic infrastructure for visitors, you can walk up to some caves and visit some ruins freed from the desert dust. Or you simply enjoy good views on the Dead Sea – 400 m below sea level.

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