The Shrine of the Book is the home of several 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 is built as a white dome, covering a structure placed two-thirds below the ground, that is reflected in a pool of water that surrounds it. Across from the white dome is a black basalt wall. The colors and shapes of the building are based on the imagery of the Scroll of the War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness, whereas the white dome symbolizes the Sons of Light and the black wall symbolizes the Sons of Darkness.
As the fragility of the scrolls makes it impossible to display all on a continuous basis, a system of rotation is used. After a scroll has been exhibited for 3–6 months, it is removed from its showcase and placed temporarily in a special storeroom, where it "rests" from exposure.
The museum also holds other rare ancient manuscripts and displays The Aleppo Codex. Its dome, due to the quirky architecture, has been used as scenery for several science fiction movies.
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Shrine Of The Book at Israel Museum Jerusalem. The Shrine of the Book, as a wing of the Israel Museum near Givat Ram in western Jerusalem.
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The Israel Museum in Jerusalem in home to the Shrine of the Book, holding the oldest bible ever found in exhibition.
The Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem houses the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, possibly the most important archaeological discovery ever made in Israel.
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
POB 71117, Jerusalem 91710

Fax. 972-2-563-3695
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