Original caption: Cave of Dead Sea Scrolls as seen from B3. View from south.
Comment: The view is from Cave GQ15, originally designated B3 (i.e., Team B, Cave 3) during the 1952 cave expedition (see previous photo ASOR1952-09). The view is to the slope in which Cave 1Q is being re-excavated. The lower entrance of Cave 1Q has been expanded. One can see four workmen further down the slope and an empty basket. This photo shows that substantial changes were made to the immediate vicinity of Cave 1Q as teams dug into the rocks below the cave entrance.
This picture has been published in Jean-Baptiste Humbert, ‘Cacher et se cacher à Qumran: grottes et refuges. Morphologies, fonctions, anthropologie,’ in Fidanzio (2017), 34-63, p.44.
See further Joan E. Taylor, Dennis Mizzi and Marcello Fidanzio, ‘Revisiting Cave 1Q and its Archaeological Assemblage,’ Palestine Exploration Quarterly, 149/4 (2017): 295-325.