Their writings, the Dead Sea Scrolls, were discovered after the war: a rich trove of sacred literature.
Only in Israel could you see the Dead Sea Scrolls and the place where the technology on board the Mars Rover originated.
A large collection of written scrolls, containing nearly all of the Old Testament, found in a cave near the Dead Sea in the late 1940s. The scrolls were part of a library collected by the Essenes, a religious community of Jews that flourished for a few centuries around the time of Jesus. The scrolls are highly valued for the information they give about the Bible and about Judaism in the period.