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The 56th Anniversary of the discovery of Cave 3

The 56th Anniversary of the discovery of Cave 3
Cave 3 (3Q; a.k.a. Survey Cave G-8) (map ref. 1935.1310) Excavation: March 14-25, 1952. Final excavation report: de Vaux, DJD III. “19/3/1952. The cave in its original shape… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/56th-anniversary-discovery-cave-3/

Cave 3Q VR

Cave 3Q VR
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56 years ago: The Qumran Cliffs Survey

56 years ago: The Qumran Cliffs Survey
56 years ago this week, along with the excavation of cave 2, a survey of the cliffs (8 km long, i.e., running 4 km north and south of Wadi Qumran) was carried out under the directi… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/56-years-ago-qumran-cliffs-survey/

If we would allow Cave 2 to speak for itself ...

If we would allow Cave 2 to speak for itself ...
Cave 2 (2Q; a.k.a. Survey Cave 19) (map ref. 1933.1284) In February of 1952 Bedouin discovered that this cave contained numerous scroll fragments and offered them for sale. At … http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/if-we-would-allow-cave-2-speak-itself/

Cave 2 VR (Virtual Reality)

Cave 2 VR (Virtual Reality)
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The Setting of the Mould: the connection between Cave 1 and Khirbet Qumran

The Setting of the Mould: the connection between Cave 1 and Khirbet Qumran
In December 1951, four years after the discovery of Cave 1, Roland de Vaux connected its manuscript remains to the nearby site of Khirbet Qumran when he found one of the unique cy… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/setting-mould-connection-between-cave-1-and-khirbet-qumran/

Cave 1 VR (Virtual Reality)

Cave 1 VR (Virtual Reality)
In the forthcoming Second Temple Period Educational Suite, you and your students will be able to walk from from Qumran to the caves, and from one cave to the other virtually.The f… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/cave-1-vr-virtual-reality/

Since when was Cave 1, actually Cave 1?

Since when was Cave 1, actually Cave 1?
What is now known as Qumran Cave 1 today, was not always called by that name. 61 years ago when the cave was first discovered it quickly became known as the "Grotte des manuscrit… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/when-was-cave-1-actually-cave-1/

Can you find Qumran's Cave 1?

Can you find Qumran's Cave 1?
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Qumran's Library: see it for yourself.

Qumran's Library: see it for yourself.
See the library as it is today and see it virtually as it was 2,000 years ago. (Quick Time 7.2 or higher is needed to view this window) These are QuickTime VRs from … http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/qumrans-library-see-it-yourself/

The Libraries of the Judean Wilderness in the Context of the Roman World

The Libraries of the Judean Wilderness in the Context of the Roman World
The Libraries, Archives, Genizas and Hiding Places of the Judean Wilderness in the Context of the Roman World Of the numerous manuscript collections that have been found in the… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/libraries-judean-wilderness-context-roman-world/

"What good thing can come out of Nazareth?" (updated)

"What good thing can come out of Nazareth?" (updated)
Last century's excavations of Nazareth by the Franciscans led to a rather remarkable reconstructed picture of the domiciles and government of this New Testament town. After having… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/what-good-thing-can-come-out-nazareth-updated/

Two Discoveries; Two Temples

Two Discoveries; Two Temples
First Temple Remains During a recent archaeological inspection on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority over maintenance works of the Waq… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/two-discoveries-two-temples/

Archive storage in the Judean Wilderness and in the Regional Context

Archive storage in the Judean Wilderness and in the Regional Context
Archives are not to be confused with libraries! The Archives of the Judean Wilderness in the Context of the Roman World   Archive storage The documents from Murrabba'a… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/archive-storage-judean-wilderness-and-regional-context/

Libraries of the Judean Wilderness in the Context of the Roman World (updated)

Libraries of the Judean Wilderness in the Context of the Roman World (updated)
An updated form of this article will soon appear in: Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 2007 Volume 25 S. Pfann, "Reassessing the Judean Desert Caves: Librari… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/libraries-judean-wilderness-context-roman-world-updated/

The Case of Masada's scrolls.

The Case of Masada's scrolls.
The Case of Masada Masada (map ref. 1837.0805) (Photos: SHR 5067-5097; 5251-5252a; 5254-5255; 5260-5287; 5289-96; 5298-5304; 5500-5621; 6201-6204; 6206; IAA 302358-373) During… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/case-masadas-scrolls/

Qumran: Layer upon Layer

Qumran: Layer upon Layer
The Multifaceted Stratigraphy of Qumran (IOQS Handout) From F.F. Bruce, S. Pfann, "Qumran" Encyclopedia Judaica http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/qumran-layer-upon-layer/

Subsequent use of Tithe Jars, Archive Jars and Cookie Jars

Subsequent use of Tithe Jars, Archive Jars and Cookie Jars
Subsequent Use of Tithe and Archive Jars The possibility of a subsequent use of the jars for commodities other than the tithe (such as scrolls) is noted in Mishnah Ma‘aser Sheni… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/subsequent-use-tithe-jars-archive-jars-and-cookie-jars/

Priestly Tithe Jars of Qumran and Masada

Priestly Tithe Jars of Qumran and Masada
Specialty jars of Qumran and Masada As noted in earlier postings, a number of factors suggest that the vast majority of cylindrical jars were not intended for the storage of lite… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/priestly-tithe-jars-qumran-and-masada/

The Distribution of Cylindrical Jars

The Distribution of Cylindrical Jars
Date and Provenience Before the excavation of the site of Khirbet Qumran, ceramics experts tentatively dated the jars to the late Second Temple Period, based upon their associati… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/distribution-cylindrical-jars/