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The Shrine of the Book is the home of the exceptional archaeological finds: the Dead Sea Scrolls and other rare ancient manuscripts. The dome covers a structure which is two-thirds below the ground, and is reflected in a pool of water that surrounds it.

The striking juxtaposition of the white dome and black basalt wall, precise and opposing geometrical shapes, creates a monumental effect and contributes an extraordinary phenomenon in the Israeli landscape.

The Shrine of the Book
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
POB 71117, Jerusalem 91710

Tel. 972 2 670 8859
Fax. 972 2 563 3695

Information for groups:
972 2 677 1313

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