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Address: Wadi Qumran, Israel
Phone Number: +972 2-994-2235
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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These eleven caves were made famous when the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest...

These eleven caves were made famous when the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest manuscript of the Hebrew Bible, were discovered between the years 1947 and 1956.

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Yeir gave us an excellent tour. Awesome tour guide. I would definitely recommend American Israel Tours to you for an experience of a lifetime.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yeir gave us an excellent tour. Awesome tour guide. I would definitely recommend American Israel Tours to you for an experience of a lifetime.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

With the amazing view and the archeological remains one can almost feel the smells and sounds of the days when this place was alive! I recommend visiting the place shortly before after seeing the Qumran scrolls in Jerusalem.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The true Holy Land. Don't believe the media, Daniel Avidan dug these caves with his bare hands. Each time I visit I immediately pray to Christ and ask for salvation from all the sins committed in the world, we are not safe in this world or the next. Beautiful place to visit if willing to be shelled by Palestine, nevertheless,... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Hard to see but thanks to its historical importance exciting to pass by anyway. Unfortunately it is not possible to teally visit the place.

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Doune, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

It was great to see the very caves where the scroll jars were found. I've been reading about the Dead Sea scrolls from childhood and always been captivated by the story. Powerful proof of the constancy of scripture.. Some nice hikes up into the crags above the main site too - if you feel up to it. Some scrambling and... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

this place was one of the most amazing spots from my trip to Israel. The potential link of two major religions coming together here is a fascinating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Dead Sea scrolls of the Qumran caves were found in 1947 after being hidden for 2000 years. They are a very significant discovery, a strong confirmation of the accuracy of the text used in our Old Testament Bible today, 1000 years older than any previously found text and matched with more modern versions.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Unless you decide to hike up to the caves at which point I encourage you to bring extreme amounts of water as it is much farther than you think. The ruins in front of it or exciting to see is well

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This site was originally excavated by someone with an agenda and his own theories, which stuck, about what was happening in this settlement near the caves where the dead sea scrolls were found. If you're ambitious, you can hike up to one or more of the nearby caves, but in that case, you must come properly prepared for serious hiking,... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Shame that you cannot enter to cave, but you can get really close. Full of history, with beautiful view. Good for hiking.

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