Bibleworks Introduction –  basic introduction to the site and caves.

IAA (Israel Antiquities Authority) introduction to the site and historical outline accompanying the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library .

Online catalogue of the travelling  Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition with artefacts from the site and caves available.


British Museum jar (Q50) and lid (Q16).

Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York jar (Q40) and lid (Q22), gifted from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 1964.

Musée du Louvre,  Paris, jar (Q46) and lid (Q13). See further images at Paris Network meeting.

Oberlin College Digital Collections featuring Père Roland de Vaux from the École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem (ÉBAF) working on the reconstruction of jar lids, described as bowl covers; man holding reconstructed jar Q42, and  Q41.

University of Chicago, Oriental Institute jar (Q45) and lid (Q18), including close up image.

Walters Art Museum, Baltimore jar (Q53)  and lid (Q20). Image available for use with Creative Commons Licence

Israel Museum jar QX.

Israel Museum jar QY.


Cave 11Q Imagesincluding the Scroll Jar in Rimon Kando & Sons souvenir shop, Bethlehem, West Bank.

Joint Press Release USI and Facoltà di Teologia di Lugano, Istituto di cultura e archeologia delle terre bibliche:  New excavation of Qumran Cave 11Q , March 2017. Photographs of this excavation and team team members are available here:

Qumran International Caves (11Q) April 2017 Conference, organized by Professor Marcello Fidanzio at Lugano.


Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library with photographs of each of the individual scrolls, accompanied by publication details.

Oberlin College Digital Collections featuring John Trevor taking the first photographs of 1QS; John Trevor and Metropolitan Mar Samuel examining a scroll; Genesis Apocryphon prior to its unrolling, described as Book of Lamcah“; misc. manuscript fragments with bowls.


Non-Professional Archaeological Photographs, (NPAPH) the initiative of Bart Wagemakers, has some excellent images of Qumran and the caves from the 1950s and 1960s. These include photographs taken by Lucas Grollenberg (fellow of the École Biblique in Jerusalem), Leo Boer (student of the École Biblique) and Peter Pennarts (Dutch travel photographer), with additional shots provided with commentary by Joan Taylor and Bart Wagemakers at the PEF site and also on their  Flickr Page.

Oberlin College Digital Collections featuring Ain Feshkha in horizon; entrance to cave with three men (including guard) and dog; unidentified cave entrance; four workmen inside cave; and internal cave shaft

Orion Centre  for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Site tour of the caves.

Photographs of caves in region of Qumran taken by Bob Eisenman 1992-2001.

Qumran in A  Mediterranean Context: Team member, Dr Dennis Mizzi’s short article on The ANE Today (2018) Volume VI, No.12 , at ASOR: Unearthing the Past Since 1900.


British Museum Linen Linen scroll wrapper from Cave 1Q.

Musée de Louvre, Paris Linen wrapper from Khirbet Qumran.

Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology scroll wrapper.

Oberlin College Digital Collections featuring linen from scroll wrapping.

Linen cloth from Cave 1Q, Israel Antiquities Authority.