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Qumran Caves

Wadi Qumran, Palestinian Territories
+972 2-994-2235
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These eleven caves were made famous when the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest manuscript of the Hebrew Bible, were discovered between the years 1947 and 1956.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Wadi Qumran, Palestinian Territories
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"dead sea"
in 54 reviews
"visitor center"
in 6 reviews
"actual cave"
in 5 reviews
"short video"
in 6 reviews
"fascinating place"
in 3 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 4 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 3 reviews
"on display"
in 3 reviews
"israel museum"
in 11 reviews
"gift shop"
in 8 reviews
"archaeological site"
in 8 reviews
"introductory film"
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"short stop"
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"ancient manuscripts"
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"history lesson"
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"west bank"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Qumran is essential to visit if you want to be savvy in Israel History. After all it was in these caves that where were found the Dead Sea scrolls which are exhibited in Jerusalem Book Museum. The scenery is fantastic, with the Dead Sea below...More

Thank Dan M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If I focus on what was found at the Qumran caves and the pure scenery of the hills, then it is a remarkable site. The presentation you are forced to watch before you can enter the site is tacky though and all I appreciated about...More

Thank knoesenm
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We`ve seen the caves on our way to Masada.Qumran is best known as the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and if you have the time, it is definitely worth a short stop.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The caves, obviously, are the main reason that people come, and they are well signposted on information boards, but the site also shows a lot of the sect's living areas, such as the ritual bathing rooms. It is very exposed so even early in the...More

Thank snowythepyro
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thirty years ago this was a site famous for finding the Dead Sea Scrolls in an abandoned cave. Today the site has been extensively explored uncovering a large town. Wear good shoes and a hat as the site is exposed. There are toilets and parking....More

Thank Catherine M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The village of archeological value, excavated and well-maintained site. Site visit starts with a video and space is reserved for guides to explain the dead sea scrolls and the mountains. The site is prepared in such a way that it is self-guided. Hot sun didn't...More

Thank Anton E
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

This is an archeological site which shows visitors where the dead sea scrolls were found. A short video presentation is provided for all visitors before entering the site. The caves are a long way off from the display site where you see the unearthed village...More

Thank BunburyTim61
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

The Qumran National Park and caves is where the dead sea scrolls were found by a shepherd boy. The history is fascinating, but a lot of walking is involved, so wear appropriate footwear. The actual cave where these important ancient documents were found is pointed...More

Thank Fleckney
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Significanse of latest scrolls are highlighted. Very interesting. Very hot. Wear good walking shoes. Will take about 30 min.

Thank Simmelman
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Because tourists were not allowed to go there. What we found was the general area where the Qumran scrolls were found. The entrance fee was not worth it since there were very little to see - the scrolls were in the Israel Museum (and can...More

Thank Leah A
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Marge C
18 March 2017|
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I meant "see" the caves not seem the caves.
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