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:
Interactive Virtual Tour of the Shrine of the Book
The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls
Explore the Isaiah Scroll
Explore the Temple Scroll
The Qumran Community
The Qumran Library
The Shrine Complex
Interactive Tours of the Shrine, the Second Temple Period Model of Jerusalem,
and the Dead Sea Scrolls
A Wandering Bible: The Aleppo Codex
The Dorot Auditorium
For children: A 20-minute Hebrew animation film for ages 6+: Time Tunnel: The Story of the Dead Sea