The Shrine of the Book, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, is one of the world’s most magical buildings. Not only because it houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, the famed texts discovered in caves in Khirbet Qumran, but also for its distinguished architecture by Frederick Kiesler and Armand Bartos. An architectural icon, it is a part of the Israel Museum, and during its early days served as a site of pilgrimage to photographers and to the public at large. The Scrolls are significant as they include the second oldest known surviving manuscripts of works later included in the Hebrew Bible canon, along with deuterocanonical and extra-biblical manuscripts which preserve evidence of the diversity of religious thought in late Second Temple Judaism. To celebrate this important anniversary, the Israel Museum will open a show decided to the architecture of the Shrine of the Book, which features photos documenting its building process.