The Shrine of the Book is a museum built to house the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were discovered between 1947 and 1956. The unusual design for the dome was based on imagery from one of the scrolls, specifically the War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness.
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Architecture -- Museum architecture;
Smolski, Chet; Bartos, Armand Phillip; Kiesler, Frederick John; and Heller, Gezer, "Jerusalem: Shrine of the Book" (1980). Smolski Images. 734.
modernism, architecture, Israel, Dead Sea Scrolls, domes, museums