An accidental discovery at the northwest edge of the Dead Sea generated an incredible treasure for religious scholars: the Dead Sea Scrolls. These 2,200 year old Hebrew parchments are the earliest version of the Old Testament and the Ten Commandments. 70 years of excavations have uncovered more scrolls. They are predominately written in Hebrew. Other languages include Aramaic and Greek. Archeological teams also unearthed an adjacent settlement with plenty of artifacts. The community originated in about 150 BC and was destroyed by the Romans in 68 AD. This exciting site is Qumran. Shown here is the footbridge from the visitors’ center overlooking the archeological ruins at this National Heritage Site.