Qumran (crs)

Qumran
Green in the Desert
Qumran
Local Wildlife
Qumran
Local Wildlife
Qumran
Wadi and the water source
Qumran
The Dead Sea
Qumran
Modern Agriculture
      
Qumran
Qumran
Qumran
Cave 4
Qumran
Cave 4
Qumran
Excavations looking south
Qumran
Looking southwest, cisterns
      
Qumran
Qumran
Qumran
Excavations looking northwest
Qumran
The Scriptorium looking east

 

Image/s: circa 2000  Accesses: 286

 

Previous 
Masada 
    Next
 Saint George's Monastery 
  Start Slide Show

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.

Reference/s: Wikipedia

Identifier: 40, Last Accessed: 2017-11-13 09:14:50

 

Copyright: © A. O. Newberry & Co. 2007-2017
All rights reserved.

Last Modified: Fri Jul 29 2016 09:10:20.

 

 



--------
Galleries
Israel
--------
Change Log
Collections
Contact
Galleries
Help
Home
Introduction
Maps
References
Table of Contents
Technical Information