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Qumran National Park

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This is where some of the Dead SeaScrolls were found the park is enormous we came here with our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sue W
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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The Qumran National Park is a great stop! It doesn't take much of your time (30 minutes or so... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2019
WednesdayNightGirl
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McKinney, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is where some of the Dead SeaScrolls were found the park is enormous we came here with our tour group.They have walk ways to get about and see the mountains and rocks below very stunning scenery worth visiting.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

The Qumran National Park is a great stop! It doesn't take much of your time (30 minutes or so) unless you do shopping! This is the site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2019

Well laid out national park showing the lives of the Dead Sea Sect and where some of the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Stunning scenery.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2019

The restaurant was terrible. Over the top prices for package-deals (11 dollar for a falafel and soda, in nearby town Jericho you have good quality for 5 dollar or less for a falafel). Crowded with tourists who were necklaces with colored name-tags like if they...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 27 November 2018

We ate lunch here and then explored the museum and park. The price is about average for a lunch while traveling in Israel. The short trail hike to see the caves is very do able for those with walking limits. It was well marked with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Qumran was the site where 900 scrolls were discovered between 1947 to 1957. To my understanding, it is the most important archeological findings of the 20th C. The scrolls are the oldest written copies of the Holy Bible scribed around 2200 years ago according to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

This Park has a restaurant and a gift shop. Your entry ticket will give you access to a movie which gives you the historical overview of the place. Altough there a couple of shades inside the site, a hat and water to protect you from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Olga D
Reviewed 24 October 2018

I went here to see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found but learned all about the Essenes and the culture in this site. It was abandoned in AD 70 and never re-occupied. It is pristine and very interesting. I did not know...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RossM364
Reviewed 22 October 2018

In 1947 local Bedouins discovered a clay jar containing 7 scrolls in a cave. These were sold to visitors as souvenirs and then to antique dealers. There were many other scrolls found and many artifacts to. The scrolls are believed to have belonged to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank peachkoblerpie
Reviewed 19 October 2018

You could argue that there is not much to see here. The modern buildings are in a desert. stony and very hilly area so on the face of it there is not much to see, There are though some ruins of a pre-BC settlement -...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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elsalv712
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Yes, The archeological site has a wheelchair-accessible trail. please visit the web site Israel Nature and Parks Authority I failed to post the exact link, please look for Qumran National Park at the web site
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