Travel Blogs from Qumran, Palestinian Territory

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The Dead Sea Scrolls, Qumran, Palestinian Territory travel blog

The Dead Sea Scrolls

A travel blog entry by eric

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Now, down to the lowest point on earth - 1,290 feet below sea level.  The Dead Sea is 7 times more salty than average seawater.  Too harsh for any plant or animal life to exist.  Because the water is so dense, bodies float.  I ...

Qumran: Where you always need a bath, Qumran, Palestinian Territory travel blog

Qumran: Where you always need a bath

A travel blog entry by roughroadpilgri

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The Qumran community always in need of a bath. Religious purity was of the utmost importance, and the Qumran ruins clearly communicate the importance of water in ritual purification. As the pictures communicate water traveled throughout this desert ...

Deeper into the West Bank, Jericho (and Qumran), Palestinian Territory travel blog

Deeper into the West Bank

A travel blog entry by fr-joseph

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After seeing Bethany, we drove out further into the West Bank, to Jericho and then to Qumran and the Dead Sea.    See captions on the specific photos for ...

Origin of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Qumran, Palestinian Territory travel blog

Origin of the Dead Sea Scrolls

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

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Map of Qumran   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     . . . . . . . . . . . . .   OCT 26: Qumran became famous from a sect known as the Essenes who lived and studied here for two centuries through the revolt of the ...

Serene, beautiful desert!, Qumran, Palestinian Territory travel blog

Serene, beautiful desert!

A travel blog entry by perl

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Qumran is a place in the desert close to the Dead Sea, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. It's a wonderful site if you're into desert scenery and they also have a film which explains what happened in the community that lived there and how the ...

Parc national de Qumran, Qumran, Palestinian Territory travel blog

Parc national de Qumran

A travel blog entry by arthur_temple

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... que nous ne verrons pas cette fois-ci. Nous reprenons la route vers le nord en longeant la mer morte sur 44 km pour nous arrêter à Qumran (la ville des manuscrits de la Mer Morte). Situé à 20 km au sud de Jéricho. Là vécurent les esséniens de la ...

The Dead Sea Scrolls, Khirbet Qumran, Palestinian Territory travel blog

The Dead Sea Scrolls

A travel blog entry by feliz_carolina

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We left Jerusalem and about an hour later we arrived at Qumran. In 1947 a Bedouin Shepard boy found the Dead Sea scrolls. He found a cave that had clay pots with preserved scrolls in them, dating back 2000 years. They are now in the Israel museum, some ...

Dead Sea Scrolls - Qumran, Qumran, Palestinian Territory travel blog

Dead Sea Scrolls - Qumran

A travel blog entry by vern_hakes

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For any of you who enjoy biblical archaeology, Qumran would have to be on the bucket list. I agreed with Ken when he posited that the finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls here, beginning in 1947, would have to be counted as one of the greatest, if not the ...

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