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:

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