Drinking bowls
Photo © The Israel Museum, by Dr. Jean-Luc Pilon, Canadian Museum of Civilization

Drinking bowls.
Qumran
1st century BCE - 1st century CE
Pottery
Israel Antiquities Authority Collection exhibited at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem


The everyday objects found at Qumran were simply made. A local workshop probably produced many of the jugs, flasks, drinking bowls, cooking pots and bowls used there.

Inkwell
Photo © The Israel Museum, by Dr. Jean-Luc Pilon,
Canadian Museum of Civilization

Inkwell.
Qumran
1st century BCE - 1st century CE
Pottery
Israel Antiquities Authority Collection exhibited at
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem


A number of inkwells were found in the ruins at Qumran. The members of the Qumran sect copied some documents, particularly the sectarian ones that concerned them, such as the Community Rule. They certainly didn't transcribe all the scrolls in their impressive library themselves, though.

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