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Ever So Impressive

Just seeing scrolls does not sound exciting, but after reading the descriptions leading up to the... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Houston, Texas
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Well designed exhibit of the Dead Sea scrolls

This small museum is included in the Israel Museum entrance. The exhibit begins with background on... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Just seeing scrolls does not sound exciting, but after reading the descriptions leading up to the actual viewing, it was fantastic. I never heard this history before, and I consider myself a learned person. Definitely see this exhibit!

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This small museum is included in the Israel Museum entrance. The exhibit begins with background on how the Dead Sea scrolls were found, came to be held by the museum, and initially studied. All fascinating stories in their own right. Next, there are artifacts and...More

Thank 123asb2018
Reviewed 15 June 2018

At the Israel museum complex, you can visit the Shrine of the Book. This modern, yet small building houses the remains of the Dead Sea Scrolls and what is known as the oldest Bible. It's a small building and you will likely not spend alot...More

1  Thank knoesenm
Reviewed 7 June 2018

As a licensed tour guide, I take people here regularly. This is the complex that houses the Dead Sea Scrolls that were found in the Judean Desert in the late 1940's. The building has to be temperature and humidity controlled to guarantee the safety of...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The exhibit is well laid-out, showing you other archaeological finds and putting everything in context before bringing you to the room with the scrolls. The scrolls are laid out with most of it covered up so only a little is exposed to the (carefully lit)...More

1  Thank Kirsty C
Reviewed 7 May 2018

there is a lot to see at the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book is impressive on the outside as well as the inside - the story of how the scrolls were found, why the building is shaped the way it is (spoiler...More

1  Thank ZOR-O16
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

as you approach the wite structure you will notice two things firstly water being played onto it this is to keep it cool so the scrolls inside are kept at an even tempereture. also the shape is that of the winder to move the scrolls...More

Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I remember learning about the Dead Sea Scrolls in school but I never thought I would ever actually get to see them. This is amazing! The scrolls are located in a separate wing of the Israel Museum. The white dome is supposed to, in some...More

1  Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Maybe it's because I don't understand the language, but looking at a bunch of pages of an important document was not impressive. And the printed labels did not draw me into the story of the scrolls. I've seen better documentaries on TV.

1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 11 January 2018

The Jews are the People of the Book. For 2,000 years in exile from the Holy Land, the Book sustained them. The actual Book on display is part of the Dead Sea Scrolls held by Israel. The Dead Sea Scrolls authenticate the Jewish scriptures. It...More

1  Thank Jeffry B
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