In 1947, local Bedouins found the first cache of what came to be known as the Dead Sea Scrolls in a Judean Desert cave. Eventually, eleven caves would yield pieces of some 800 ancient manuscripts, the last found in 1956. It’s generally accepted that the scrolls were collected by the Essenes, or a similar Jewish sect, which had a community living at Qumran, in the shadow of the caves.

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the Israel Museum – Shrine of the Book

the Shrine of the Book, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

the Shrine of the Book, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

A landmark of modern Israel, the Israel Museum is located in Jerusalem’s Givat Ram neighborhood, along with Hebrew University, the National Library, and the Parliament (Knesset) and Supreme Court buildings. Continue reading