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Qumran Caves

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

When our bus stopped on the side of the road and 7 of us stepped off, all I saw was rocks and hills. Nothing Green. No People. No cars. Not even a camel! And the hike began...towards more rocks. First flat and rocky, then more...More

Thank tnforus4
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our way to Masada / Dead sea. Didn't take much more than than 30 minutes but great story on how they found the Dead Sea Scrolls. Definitely add to your itinerary as you work your way to Masada.

Thank rglaskin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fascinating place with an intriguing history. Well worth the visit. Hard to imagine coming to Israel and not coming here! But HOT. GOOD VIEW OF Dead Sea too.

Thank TheDotdog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful, A lot of information about the history of the region, and the beginning of christianity. Loved it. Be prepared - it is hot in the summer. very hot.

Thank Motti B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dead Sea Scrolls are an important archeological discovery from the 20th century. Visiting Qumran gave us a sense of the isolation in which the Essenes chose to live and work. The introductory film is interesting and well-done. Afterward you get to walk through the...More

Thank kekenkel
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We stopped here with a tour group. You cannot go into any of the caves, there are at least 14. The ruins of the places where the scrolls were written is open, with tarps over certain areas for shade and rest. You can see the...More

Thank jsMT1994
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Not much to see here but so much history so it's worth a stop. Nice little video to see and a short tour through the old ruins

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This visit was an Eye Opener! While I have heard much about the Dead Sea Scrolls I was not aware of the community that created them. Living on the edge of the Dead Sea the Qumran's had a sophisticated society that was committed to recording...More

1  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

So much heritage in such an unexpected place Wow just wow The caves are in a remote place so it's a good idea to visit other places as well so you're not going all that was for little reward

1  Thank JennyCraig-Forever
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were first found and you can see the actual cave. The archeological remnants are also interesting to see as they are ell oreserved.

Thank KenJoan2014
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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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