Qumran Scriptorium

The entrance to a room at the Qumran settlement, identified by some scholars as a scriptorium used for copying scrolls.

The entrance to a room at the Qumran settlement, identified by some scholars as a scriptorium used for copying scrolls.

An archaeological site on the western shore of the Dead Sea, in modern Israel, where a small group of Jews lived in the last centuries B.C.E. The site was destroyed by the Romans around 70 C.E. The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in caves near the site and are believed by most scholars to have belonged to the people living at Qumran.

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