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By Erez Speiser, 2017
Paran Monastery In Wadi Qelt
Palestinian Territories, West Bank, Almon — Paran Monastery מנזר פארן
המנזר נבנה בידי הנזיר חריטון במאה . . . — Map (db m129434) HM
Palestinian Territories, West Bank, Bethlehem — Nativity Church
(Arabic inscription precedes English inscription) The oldest church in use, the Nativity Church is home to the birthplace of Jesus Christ. The Byzantine Queen Helena inaugurated the construction of a Basilica at the Nativity in 339 A.D. . . . — Map (db m44631) HM
Palestinian Territories, West Bank (Megilot Council), Kalya — Kiln
This Kiln was used to fire the pottery utensils manufactured in the potter's workshop. — Map (db m132403) HM
Palestinian Territories, West Bank (Megilot Council), Kalya — Kitchen מטבח
Scholars believe that this room was the common kitchen used by the inhabitants of Qumran. — Map (db m132414) HM
Palestinian Territories, West Bank (Megilot Council), Kalya — Pottery Storeroom
The utensils found here were broken in the earthquake of 31 B.C.E. — Map (db m132410) HM
Palestinian Territories, West Bank (Megilot Council), Kalya — Qumran Cave 1 / מערת 1
In 1947, three Bedouin shepherds discovered eight clay jars in this cave. One jar contained three scrolls: the complete Isaiah Scroll (written in popular version), the Community Rule (the rule book of the Qumran Sect), and the Habakkuk . . . — Map (db m144168) HM
Palestinian Territories, West Bank (Megilot Council), Kalya — Ritual Bath
They labor with great diligence till the fifth hour, after which they assemble themselves into one place, and when they have clothed themselves in white veils, they bath their bodies in cold water, and after this purification is over they meet . . . — Map (db m132188) HM
Palestinian Territories, West Bank (Megilot Council), Kalya — The Bursar of the Congregation
"After he has entered the council of the community ... he shall not have any share of the property of the congregation ... and if it be his destiny to enter the company of the community ... his property and earnings shall be handed over to the . . . — Map (db m132208) HM
Palestinian Territories, West Bank (Megilot Council), Kalya — The Refectory
"They shall eat in common and bless in common and deliberate in common ... and when the table has been prepared for eating and the new wine for drinking the priest shall be the first to stretch out his hand to bless the first provie of the bread [or . . . — Map (db m132231) HM
Palestinian Territories, West Bank (Megilot Council), Kalya — The Scrolls Cave
Bedouins discovered this cave in August of 1952. Fourteen thousand fragments of scrolls were unearthed as they sifted through the dust within. Archaeologists who reached the cave later, uncovered an additional 1,000 fragments. Scholars believe that . . . — Map (db m132458) HM
Palestinian Territories, West Bank (Megilot Council), Kalya — Work Area
100,000 date pits and an apparatus for the production of date honey were discovered here. — Map (db m132444) HM

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