Saint George's Monastery
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Qumran is located on a dry plateau about a mile inland from the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea in the West Bank, just next to the kibbutz of Kalia. Qumran has been settled starting about 8th century BC. The site is known for the Dead Sea Scrolls first found in 1947 by two Bedouin shepherds who discovered a clay pot containing seven parchment scrolls. No new testament books were found here. Additional finds were recovered until 1956. The scrolls, written on parchment and papyrus, are assumed to be the property of the Dead Sea Sect whose members occupied the area between the years 130 BC to 68 AD when the settlement was destroyed by the Romans. The majority of the scrolls were found in Cave 4, more than 1,500 fragments of some 200 books.
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