Qumran group photos
The Qumran site near the Dead Sea was discovered in 1946 by a Bedouin boy trying to find a lost goat, but instead he found a cave in which clay pots were hidden. In these pots, a treasure of manuscripts was discovered. This find led to the discovery of over 700 additional manuscripts in this area. The pilgrimage group tour of November 1986 included a visit to the prestigious site. The group photo was to be a souvenir of this important stop under the well-documented guidance of Gila Toledano (Fr John De Ridder standing on the right in the back row).