Qumran 1963: Photos from Ann Searight and Kay Prag
In 1963 members of the Kenyon team excavating in Jerusalem had a day trip to Jericho and Qumran, guided by Fr. Charles Coüasnon. Two members of the team, Ann Searight and Kay Prag, took colour photographs, providing useful images from a time shortly after the excavations. These include an image of the top of Cave 4Q with the entrances as used by the archaeologists, though now the northern entrance is almost completely eroded. The Searight pictures have already been made available online at the NPAPH (Non-Professional Archaeological Photographs) website. These are presented here by permission of Bart Wagemakers of NPAPH and Ann Searight. All rights reserved. They may be ordered via NPAPH. We are very grateful to them both.
Kay Prag’s colour image is shown here for the first time and brilliantly complements the series by Ann Searight. We are also very grateful to Dr. Prag for her identifications of people in the pictures. DQCAAS here provides captions to enable better understanding of these images.
For citation of all DQCAAS content please credit: Joan E. Taylor, Dennis Mizzi and Marcello Fidanzio, The Leverhulme International Network for Dispersed Qumran Caves Artefacts and Archival Sources (DQCAAS), and the appropriate URL.