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ID: 1100631
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1100631

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Qumrān, Khirbat (historic site)  Qumrān, Khirbat (historic site)

Coordinates:
Lat: 31 44 27 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 31.7411  decimal degrees
Long: 035 27 28 E  degrees minutes   Long: 35.4588  decimal degrees

Note: Site near the northwest shore of the Dead Sea; believed to be home of a Jewish religious community, the Essenes, ca. 100 BCE-68 CE; when attacked by the Romans, the Essenes hid what have come to be known as the Dead Sea Scrolls in a group of caves.

Names:
Qumrān, Khirbat (preferred,C,V)
Khirbat Qumrān (C,V,display)
Khirbat Qumran (H,V)
Khirbet Qumran (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of West Bank (occupied territory)  ........  West Bank (occupied territory) (P)
Hierarchy of Qumrān, Khirbat (historic site)  ............  Qumrān, Khirbat (historic site) (P)

Place Types:
historic site (preferred, C)
archaeological site (C)  ............  5 groups of documents (including those known as the Dead Sea Scrolls) were found in 1947 in several caves
ancient site (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Khirbat Qumran..........  [VP]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 476
Khirbat Qumrān..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 9 September 2014
Khirbet Qumran..........  [VP]
.............................  New Catholic Encyclopedia (1967-1989) IV, 676
Qumrān, Khirbat..........  [VP Preferred]
.............................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 476
..................  New Catholic Encyclopedia (1967-1989) IV, 676
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 9 September 2014
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)

 

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