|Scriptorium room at Qumran|
A prominent find is the scriptorium or writing room, measuring 43 by 13 feet (13 m by 3.6 m. See Fig. 29). This could have been where many of the DSS were copied and worked on (See Scriptorium Bench and Inkwell). If a mistake was made to a scroll, or they were worn out, then the scribe would place it in a special place called a Geniza. The caves where the DSS were discovered meet the criteria for Geniza Caves with cave four containing 15,000 fragments of an estimated 600 separate manuscripts.