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An ancient village of Palestine on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea in the West Bank east of Jerusalem. It is noted for the caves in which the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
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(Placename) See Khirbet Qumran
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Khir•bet Qum•ran

(ˈkɪər bɛt ˈkʊm rɑn)
an archaeological site in W Jordan, near the Dead Sea: Dead Sea Scrolls found here 1947.
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'We have been working hard to open our arms and welcome all the tourists around the year to this beautiful scenic valley not only for the Kumran Festival, which is an annual feature but in other times during summer,' Mehsud added.
The event ended with an address from HE P Kumran, Indian Ambassador to Qatar, in which he outlined the successful first staging of QIBIC.
Taxi driver Abdul Ghafar's nephew Kumran Ghalib was on trial at Birmingham Crown Court, where he was accused of conspiring to supply firearms and ammunition.