The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Archaeology   Shrine of the Book  
Shrine of the Book
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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 an extraordinary phenomenon in the Israeli landscape.

Here are the many ways to learn more about and experience the Dead Sea Scrolls:

The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls

Explore the Isaiah Scroll

Explore the Temple Scroll

The Qumran Community

The Qumran Library

The Shrine Complex

A Wandering Bible: The Aleppo Codex

Movie Screenings and Animation for Children in the Dorot Auditorium