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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Wadi Qumran, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was nice to have a visual to where the dead sea scrolls were found. It was very interesting to hear the story too. We were there late...almost closing time so we were rushed. Next time I would like to explore the visitor center a...More

Thank christi400
Reviewed 1 week ago

What is the point?!, expensive restaurant they drag hungry tourists here to spend. Most pointless place I visited in Israel! I really liked the Dead Sea! The movie just gave me a headache! Keep your secrets to yourself I spent 90NIS here more wasted!

Thank Sinsinayi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this site as a part of our tour to Israel earlier this year. The guide called it a "minor" archaeological site, which I guess it is as compared to many others here, but it is so full of importance to Bible history that...More

Thank LAS L
Reviewed 18 October 2017

At Qumran, you find the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Likewise, you can walk through the ruins of the ancient community of the Essenes who wrote those scrolls. Their transcribed texts are very much in line with modern Scripture. The secessionist Jewish...More

Thank Lancealot13
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We had read so much about the DSS and there are many conflicting theories. However the Copper Scroll may hold an incredible secret after the work done by Jim Barfield who has analysed scripture like 2 Maccabees where Jeremiah was travelling towards Mt Nebo and...More

Thank beheaded c
Reviewed 26 September 2017

The caves, located in Wadi Qumran high on the side of a cliff above a small stream fed by sparkling spring water, were exciting to see. Some of the caves were natural while others were dug by man. One has to take a long hike...More

Thank Marf13669
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Without any notice outside, the walk to the cave was closed due to "severe weather". It was a hot day - just like all our days in Israel, and it did not seem fair that we had to pay full price (without being told that...More

Thank Carolin K
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

My wife, two friends, and I visited the caves last week (September 2017). It cost around $9.00 USD to get in. They make you sit through a 4-5 minute film on the history of the site. The film, which I remind you is only 4-5...More

1  Thank Greg B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Review by Dr Sim. Interesting Place. Place where original bibles chapters were kept. Must Visit by Tourists. Take a guided tour. Very Hot. Long walks. You can see the actual caves where scrolls were kept, but you cannot go into them to explore. There is...More

Thank drsim001
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Too many reviews have been written about the usual tourist destinations of Israel ... Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jericho, Mount Tabor, Jordan River, Capernaum, etc. ... Let me write about a place perhaps less reviewed, but equally worthy of a visit for the unsurpassed contribution it...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
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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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