1949 – Excavations at Cave 1 of the Qumran Caves start where the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls is found.
Gerald Lankester Harding and Roland de Vaux begin excavations at Cave 1 of the Qumran Caves on February 15, 1949, where they will eventually discover the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls.
Qumran Caves are a series of caves, some natural, some artificial, found around the archaeological site of Qumran in the Judaean Desert of the West Bank.
The Dead Sea Scrolls (also the Qumran Caves Scrolls) are ancient Jewish religious manuscripts that were found in the Qumran Caves in the Judaean Desert, near Ein Feshkha on the northern shore of the Dead Sea in the West Bank.
Scholarly consensus dates these scrolls from the last three centuries BCE and the first century CE.
Extra Note: The caves are recognized in Israel as a National Heritage Site.
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