Attraction Category: National Parks
The uncovering of the remains of the settlement of Qumran National Park, on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, and the Dead Sea Scrolls found nearby, ignited the imagination of both Jews and Christians. In addition to the oldest copies of the Hebrew Scriptures ever found and scrolls pertaining to the ancient community known as the Yahad, numerous other objects depict the daily life and way of thinking of the Qumran’s inhabitants. Scholars believe that no more than 200 people lived at the site, but the impact of their ideas far exceeded their numbers.
Last entry one hour before above closing hour
How to Get Here: From the road along the Dead Sea (no. 90), turn to Kibbutz Kalia. The park is approximately a 40-minute ride from Jerusalem.
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