In 1947 a group of Bedouin shepherds happened upon what would be known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Between 1947 and 1956 both the Bedouin and archaeologists performed a comprehensive search of eleven caves in Qumran, which resulted in the recovery of thousands of fragments and several nearly complete scrolls.
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Smolski, Chet, "Qumran: Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were Discovered" (1980). Browse All. 753.
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