Qumran Park

Attraction Type: Archaeology and History, Region: Dead Sea, Address: Qumran Park
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.

Image credit: Avishai Teicher. From PikiWiki site.

 

Products specifications
Attraction Type Archaeology and History
Region Dead Sea
Address Qumran Park
Phone +972-2-994-2235
Fax +972-2-6482568
Opening Hours Summer: Sunday: 08:00 - 17:00, Monday: 08:00 - 17:00, Tuesday: 08:00 - 17:00, Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:00, Thursday: 08:00 - 17:00, Friday: 08:00 - 16:00, Saturday: 08:00 - 17:00, Holiday evening: 08:00 - 16:00
Winter: Sunday: 08:00 - 16:00, Monday: 08:00 - 16:00, Tuesday: 08:00 - 16:00, Wednesday: 08:00 - 16:00, Thursday: 08:00 - 16:00, Friday: 08:00 - 15:00, Saturday: 08:00 - 16:00, Holiday evening: 08:00 - 15:00
Notes for opening hours Yom Kippur evening: 08:00 - 13:00, Yom Kippur: Closed
Parking Yes
Suitable for Children Yes
Accessibility Yes
Email gl-komeran@npa.org.il
URL https://bit.ly/2Hiu3jV

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.

Image credit: Avishai Teicher. From PikiWiki site.

 

Products specifications
Attraction Type Archaeology and History
Region Dead Sea
Address Qumran Park
Phone +972-2-994-2235
Fax +972-2-6482568
Opening Hours Summer: Sunday: 08:00 - 17:00, Monday: 08:00 - 17:00, Tuesday: 08:00 - 17:00, Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:00, Thursday: 08:00 - 17:00, Friday: 08:00 - 16:00, Saturday: 08:00 - 17:00, Holiday evening: 08:00 - 16:00
Winter: Sunday: 08:00 - 16:00, Monday: 08:00 - 16:00, Tuesday: 08:00 - 16:00, Wednesday: 08:00 - 16:00, Thursday: 08:00 - 16:00, Friday: 08:00 - 15:00, Saturday: 08:00 - 16:00, Holiday evening: 08:00 - 15:00
Notes for opening hours Yom Kippur evening: 08:00 - 13:00, Yom Kippur: Closed
Parking Yes
Suitable for Children Yes
Accessibility Yes
Email gl-komeran@npa.org.il
URL https://bit.ly/2Hiu3jV