Qumran Cave 1 / מערת 1
Location. 31° 44.509′ N, 35° 27.589′ E. Marker is in Kalya, West Bank, in Megilot Council. Marker can be reached from Route 90. The marker is located inside the Qumran National Park. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ritual Bath (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bursar of the Congregation (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Kiln (about 90 meters away); The Refectory (about 90 meters away); Pottery Storeroom (about 90 meters away); Kitchen (about 90 meters away); Work Area (about 120 meters away); The Scrolls Cave (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalya.
Regarding Qumran Cave 1 / מערת 1. In 1946, a Bedouin teenager accidentally found seven ancient scrolls housed in jars in a cave in the wadi near Qumran. He had no idea that this was the beginning of such a significant discovery. Today we know that the Dead Sea scrolls are one of the most important archeological findings in Israel’s history, but at that time, the first seven scrolls were sold to an antique dealer in Bethlehem for a total of 28 USD. The caves and remains from the ancient town where the Essenes sect people lived can be visited in the Qumran National Park.
Also see . . . Qumran Guide. (Submitted on January 6, 2020, by Erez Speiser of Rakefet.)
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