Qumran Essenes' site
The site near the 'Dead Sea Scrolls Cave', called 'Hirbat Qumran', was excavated during the years 1952-1956. In these excavations, remains of an ancient settlement were found, where a mysterious sect used to live, starting from the 2nd century BC, and until the year of 68 AD, when the place was taken by the Romans, and destroyed.
The people of this sect lived a communal life. The sect was an extreme section of the Isiim sect. The leaders of this settlement were Priests from the family of the Zadokites, descendants of the high priest Zadok, who served during the days of King David and King Solomon.