The Dead Sea Scrolls
were discovered between 1947 and 1956. They were hidden in eleven caves near Qumran on the shores of the Dead Sea. The scholars have identified  almost 870 separate scrolls. Majority are written in Hebrew and some in Aramaic. The scrolls contain previously unknown stories of Noah  Enoch and Abraham as well as not found in the Bible prophecies by Ezekiel, Jeremiah and Daniel. It is speculated that the scrolls most likely were written by Essenes, the Messianic Jewish sect, between 200 B.C. and 68 C.E.




 Jerusalem Temple model              


Events & Places

Aelia Capitolina

  Dead Sea Scrolls - The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Hinnom Valley

Jerusalem Gates

 Jerusalem History Timeline

Jerusalem Maps

Jerusalem's Water Supply In Antiquity

Kidron Valley

 Mount Herzl

Mount Moriah

Mount of Olives

Mount Scopus

Mount Zion

 Robinson's Arch

The Hurva Synagogue

  The State of Israel - National Photo Collection

Trumpeting Stone

 Wilson's Arch


Jerusalem: Archaeologists call 1,700-year-old ancient Roman structure ‘sensation’ - Jerusalem Online

First Temple era engravings discovered in Jerusalem - Mara Vigevani/TPS - Ynet News

Archaeologists Find Destruction Left by Babylonian Conquest of Jerusalem - Ruth Schuster - Haaretz

A Thousand Years of History in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter - Nitza Rosovsky, COJC

Jerusalem dig sheds light on 2000-year-old eating habits of local Jews - Jerusalem Post


The Baal Shem Tov - A Brief Biography by Peretz Golding

Theodore Herzl - A Biography

Yitzhak Rabin: "We have no one to rely on but ourselves." - Jerusalem On Line     


Jerusalem Panorama