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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Wadi Qumran, Palestinian Territories
+972 2-994-2235
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A rewarding experience to see and learn from all this is here. Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and a cap if you go in warm weather. I know you will want to plan to have enough time to explore and see it all....More

Thank Bren G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite historical and rather hard to comprehend. Nice presentation of the diggings. Good facilities for vistorsv

Thank Quinnscommentary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there on a windy and were able to climb up to the caves. There are ruins well labeled on the small archeological site. The Dead Sea Scrolls were found here at several caves.

Thank LRosemary1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really liked the park as a whole, and just for the significance of the fact that the Dead Sea Scrolls were found here. But, honestly, the archaeological part of the site is sort of underwhelming. They do a nice job of presenting the history...More

Thank TravelingFamilyTrip
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Didn't expect to see such beautiful rock formations. Nice walking through this area. They said the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in these caves.

Thank bilasi
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We walked around the base area but did not hike out to the caves. Our guide gave us a lot of history about the discovery of the scrolls and some of the controversies. He pointed out the cave where the scrolls were found, and told...More

Thank therese l
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Perfect to go during the winter time. Summer would be extremely hot there. A place must go to understand more about history

1  Thank Janet F
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Going with a guide to Qumran Caves is a must unless you have in-depth understanding of the significance of what was found in the caves. Regardless of one's religious background, it could easily be said that finding the Dead Sea Scrolls was "discovery of the...More

Thank YellowJello00
Reviewed 17 November 2017

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 15 November 2017

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
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Marge C
18 March 2017|
Response from Marge C |
I meant "see" the caves not seem the caves.