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