Holy Land Tour ~ Judaean Desert

Qumran

It was quite sad having to leave the beautiful view from Masada behind to move onto our next destination.

Our tour at Qumran started with briefing in the museum. That bit did not interest me until we are finally out in the open then I realised the size of Qumran National Park.

Qumran became popular ever since Bedouin shepherds by chance found the Dead Sea Scrolls while pasturing their flocks near the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea. Excavation found that Qumran is believed to be the home of a Jewish sect.