Excavations conducted in 19 at the neighboring site of ' En Feshkha proved it to be the agricultural adjunct of Qumran.The final report on the Qumran settlement excavations is pending, but the results arc known through preliminary publications.With the aid of intermediaries, the four scrolls were purchased from Mar Samuel for 0,000 Thus, the scrolls that had eluded Yadin's father because of the war were now at his disposal. Scientists in September 2016 completed the of a badly damaged ancient piece of parchment and found it to contain parts of the book of Leviticus.
Also recovered were archeological artifacts that confirmed the scroll dates suggested by paleographic study.
On June 1, 1954, Mar Samuel placed an advertisement in the Wall Street Journal offering "The Four Dead Sea Scrolls" for sale. His heirs sponsored construction of the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem's Israel Museum, in which these unique manuscripts are exhibited to the public.
The advertisement was brought to the attention of Yigael Yadin, Professor Sukenik's son, who had just retired as chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces and had reverted to his primary vocation, archeology. The seven scrolls from Cave I, now housed together in the Shrine of the Book, are Isaiah A, Isaiah B, the Habakkuk Commentary, the Thanksgiving Scroll, the Community Rule (or the Manual of Discipline), the War Rule (or the War of Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness), and the Genesis Apocryphon, the last being in Aramaic. Thanks to modern technological advances, scientists and archaeologists have been able to piece together tiny separate fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and reconstruct damaged parts via computer imaging.
Early in 1949 the cave site was finally identified by the archeological authorities of Jordan. Lankester Harding, director of the Jordanian Antiquities Department, undertook to excavate Cave I with Père Roland de Vaux, a French Dominican priest who headed the École Biblique in Jerusalem.
Exploration of the cave, which lay one kilometer north of Wadi Qumran, yielded at least seventy fragments, including bits of the original seven scrolls.
The northern Dead Sea area, the location of Qumran, became and remained part of Jordan until 1967.