Brill’s New Pauly

Get access

(1,975 words)

This item can be found on the following maps:

Dead Sea (textual finds)

[German version]

I. History of finds

The settlement of Q. on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, c. 20 km southeast of Jerusalem, receives its name from Wādī Q., at the end of which it lies. After Bedouins discovered the first scrolls in nearby caves in 1947, the settlement of Q. itself was excavated in a total of five campaigns, 1951-1956 [11; 28; 29; 30; 31], a…

Cite this page
Lange, Armin (Vienna), “Qumran”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

▲   Back to top   ▲