Reuven and Edith Hecht Museum

Dried ink discovered inside this Qumran inkwell may prove important for future research, especially if the ink matches that on any Dead Sea Scrolls. Solomon H. Steckoll, working on behalf of the Antiquities Department of Jordan, discovered this unbroken inkwell at Qumran in the 1960s. The inkwell measures about 2 inches (5.5 cm) tall and 1.5 inches (3.9 cm) in diameter.