The hall beneath the dome was built to house the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Knesset is the seat of the Israeli Parliament.
Definitely not a tyical tourist shot Marilyn. Is there water pouring out of the top of the giant hat? I also enjoy reading the information. Hope you're relaxing as well as taking photos. Mind you - that is relaxation. Hilsen, Amelia
Thank you, Amelia, for your comment and good wishes.
The dome is shaped to be similar to the lids of the jars in which the scrolls were found, and the water comes up from jets at the base of the dome.
Greetings from Jerusalem, Marilyn
Hi Marilyn,is it possible to see the Scrolls?
The Knrsset seems nothing important.
Yes, Daniela, there is a very good display of some of the scrolls and of artifacts of the Essene community that produced them. Cheers, Marilyn
I was going to catch up on your recent uploads while you were away but you're already uploading as you go. I am pleased that you are looking at the familiar from different perspectives. I guess you have had a gripping read of Psalms and Isaiah while you were here.
Interesting place and comments!
Best wishes, Vyacheslav
Thank you, blai, Ian, and Vyacheslav.
Although I had previously seen some of the Scrolls on tour, this was a wonderful place to visit, with both information and atmosphere.
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Photo taken in Nahman Avigad, Jerusalem, Israel
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