Qumran

Qumran

Qumran, Khirbet Qumran is an archaeological site in the West Bank. It is located on a dry plateau about 1.5 km from the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea. The Hellenistic period settlement was constructed during the reign of John Hyrcanus, 134-104 BC or somewhat later, and was occupied most of the time until it was destroyed by the Romans in 68 AD or shortly after. It is best known as the settlement nearest to the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were hidden.

Site Information

Country: Palestine

District: West Bank

Site History: 2nd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Hellenistic

Later Cultures: Hellenistic

Site Features: Hellenistic Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Qumran - Caves and Monastery of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Date of Submission: 2012

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