in the Land of Israel
The Shrine of the Book is the home of the exceptional archaeological
finds: the Dead Sea Scrolls and other rare ancient manuscripts.
The dome covers a structure which is two-thirds below the ground,
and is reflected in a pool of water that surrounds it.
The striking juxtaposition of the white dome and black basalt wall,
precise and opposing geometrical shapes, creates a monumental effect
and contributes an extraordinary phenomenon in the Israeli landscape.
The Shrine of the Book
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
POB 71117, Jerusalem 91710
Tel. 972 2 670 8859
Fax. 972 2 563 3695
Information for groups:
972 2 677 1313