National Park Qumran

Attraction Type:Archaeology And History, Region:Dead Sea, Address:Near Dead Sea, Business Hours:Daylight Saving Time: Sunday-Thursday and Saturday 8: 00-17: 00, On Fridays and holiday eves 8: 00-16: 00. winter clock: Sunday-Thursday and Saturday 8: 00-16: 00, On Fridays and holiday eves 8: 00-15: 00. Erev Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Passover dinner: 8:00 to 13:00
Source: Israel Nature and Parks Authority
Region: Dead Sea
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Qumran, overlooking the Dead Sea, is where the Dead Sea Scrolls, among which are the oldest biblical books ever found, were discovered.

The dining hall, ritual bath and other finds recall the Essenes, who sought purity in the desert.

The visitors center, designed like Qumran's ancient buildings, shows an exciting film linking the landscape with its people, recalling that John the Baptist may have lived here.

A dramatic view of the cave where most of the Dead Sea Scrolls were found whets your appetite to view the scrolls at the Israel Museums Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem.

Photographer:Avishai Teicher. From a PikiWiki.

Products specifications
Region Dead Sea
Attraction Type Archaeology And History
Address Near Dead Sea
Phone 972-2-994-2235
Fax 972-2-994-2235
Business Hours Daylight Saving Time: Sunday-Thursday and Saturday 8: 00-17: 00, On Fridays and holiday eves 8: 00-16: 00. winter clock: Sunday-Thursday and Saturday 8: 00-16: 00, On Fridays and holiday eves 8: 00-15: 00. Erev Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Passover dinner: 8:00 to 13:00
Parking Yes
Suitable for Children Yes
Accessibility Yes
Email gl-komeran@npa.org.il
URL http://www.parks.org.il/ParksAndReserves/qumran/Pages/default.aspx

Qumran, overlooking the Dead Sea, is where the Dead Sea Scrolls, among which are the oldest biblical books ever found, were discovered.

The dining hall, ritual bath and other finds recall the Essenes, who sought purity in the desert.

The visitors center, designed like Qumran's ancient buildings, shows an exciting film linking the landscape with its people, recalling that John the Baptist may have lived here.

A dramatic view of the cave where most of the Dead Sea Scrolls were found whets your appetite to view the scrolls at the Israel Museums Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem.

Photographer:Avishai Teicher. From a PikiWiki.

Products specifications
Region Dead Sea
Attraction Type Archaeology And History
Address Near Dead Sea
Phone 972-2-994-2235
Fax 972-2-994-2235
Business Hours Daylight Saving Time: Sunday-Thursday and Saturday 8: 00-17: 00, On Fridays and holiday eves 8: 00-16: 00. winter clock: Sunday-Thursday and Saturday 8: 00-16: 00, On Fridays and holiday eves 8: 00-15: 00. Erev Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Passover dinner: 8:00 to 13:00
Parking Yes
Suitable for Children Yes
Accessibility Yes
Email gl-komeran@npa.org.il
URL http://www.parks.org.il/ParksAndReserves/qumran/Pages/default.aspx