In 1948 a Bedouin shepherd-boy went looking for a stray goat and stumbled upon a cave. In the cave were hidden clay pots that turned out to contain treasured manuscripts that provided an insight into the lives of a mysterious sect that lived in the region from the second century BC until the year 68 AD. The site near these caves is called Qumran and was excavated between the years of 1952 and 1956.
The “Dead Sea Scrolls” was the name given to the scrolls that were found due to them being found in the Dead Sea region. The details of the sect that are revealed through the scrolls are fascinating; the sect lived a communal life and was an extreme section of the Isiim sect.
The Qumran area contains remains from various periods, most importantly those from the Second Temple period and from the Bar Kochba rebellion. The cave where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found can be seen and an audio-visual presentation tells the story of the site as well as the story of the people who lived here.
How to get there: From Jerusalem, take the road from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea until you reach the turn to route 90 towards Ein Gedi. Near to Kibbutz Kalia there is a sign pointing to the Qumran site.
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Hello reader. My name is Charlotte Noris and I am sure that you will definitely enjoy my blog. Do you know why? All because on the pages you will see bright and colorful photos, as well as useful information. My husband and I are freelancers, so we can travel at any time of the year.
For myself, I most often plan tours in advance, but it also happens that the trip turns out to be spontaneous when I see an interesting place and a nice price. At the age of 35, I have visited more than 30 countries and do not plan to stop there. I want to visit all continents and the most secret corners of our planet.