Dead Sea Scrolls - Discovery

Discovery

See also: Qumran

The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in a series of twelve caves around the site known as Wadi Qumran near the Dead Sea in what is now the West Bank between 1946 and 1956 by the Bedouin people and archeologists.

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