Israel Museum, Shrine of the Book

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Ruppin St, Jerusalem, Israel - 02/670-8811

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maccabean maccabean
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One of the best attractions in Jerusalem Apr 04, 2011
I think this is one of the best things to do in Jerusalem. Its got a great art gallery, lots of history and the shrine of the book which contains the dead sea scrolls. Make sure you get a guided tour. Lots of lovely gardens and sculpures.. so many things to do there you can spend a full day there.
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sdashiell sdashiell
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Home of the Dead Sea Scrolls Jul 19, 2007
The Shrine of the Book is a part of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The Shrine, from the outside, appears as pottery, perhaps a clay jar lid, and is filled with ancient texts-scrolls-of both religious,and, general historical significance. Inside, the displays are, similar to the shape of the edifice, arranged in circular fashion, in temperature-controlled rooms with low light. The centuries-old scrolls are, indeed, amazingly preserved. Discovered at Qumran-territory of the Essenes-the scrolls represent every book of the Hebrew Bible, save Esther, and the oldest version of Isaiah found to date. Also on-site, adjacent to the Shrine, is a model of the Second City. Children and adults can enjoy, and learn from, a visit. (On a lighter note: Some say the Shrine looks like a hershey kiss.)
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