The Shrine of the Book is the home of several exceptional archaeological finds: the Dead Sea Scrolls and other rare ancient manuscripts. The dome covers a structure which is two-thirds below the ground, and is reflected in a pool of water that surrounds it.
The striking juxtaposition of the white dome and black basalt wall, precise and opposing geometrical shapes, creates a monumental effect and contributes an extraordinary phenomenon in the Israeli landscape.
Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls More >>>
The Qumran Community More >>>
The Qumran Library More >>>
The Building of the Shrine More >>>
Interactive Tours More >>>
A Wandering Bible: The Aleppo Codex More >>>
The Dorot Information and Study Center More >>>