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The Corinne Mamane Museum of Philistine Culture

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The Corinne Mamane Museum of Philistine Culture

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Jon-telaviv1 wrote a review Nov. 2018
Ludham, United Kingdom3 contributions
Cute museum, not too big with enough stuff to keep kids occupied. A little gem. My kids like using little phones that go with the visit. Had some nice interactive displays and is genuinely interesting. Nice art exhibition in the basement.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Ian W wrote a review May 2018
Rehovot652 contributions85 helpful votes
Visiting this small museum which is not in the tourist cities of Israel, is well worthwhile.. It may not be the largest museum you have ever visited but it is compact and informative and puts into prospective the turmoil that this land has been going thru, since to concept time . You need no more that 1 hour for the Philistine dept. But in the basement and not really well advertised, is a super small department, exibiting personal collections of Ashdod residents, of buttons, dridels , Russian dolls etc Now, downstairs is well worth going to see..
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Date of experience: May 2018
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dkrstec wrote a review Feb. 2018
Scottsdale, Arizona567 contributions156 helpful votes
Was part of our Holy Land Tour. Very interesting, lighted museum of history and Philistine artifacts. Small...could be seen within an hour which was nice.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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AlanofLondon wrote a review Jan. 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom344 contributions182 helpful votes
A small gem of a museum which gives a clear and interesting account of the invasion of the Levant by the Sea People, particularly the Philistines. This invasion brought to the region their more advanced material culture, and naturally alongside this, their own gods. This led to the writers of the Bible denigrating them and as a result they received a bad press in popular perception ever since, being wrongly labelled as boors and uncultured people. Their name entered the language to mean something they never were. The museum, while not addressing this injustice provides plenty of evidence by its exhibits to show how wrong this idea is. It is well worth an hour or so of your time if you are at all interested in finding out more about this ancient people.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Dan G wrote a review Dec. 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia142 contributions68 helpful votes
I visited the museum a couple of years ago, and this time I took a local friend to see it. He very much enjoyed it, and so did I, even the second time. As one archaeologist wrote, due to extensive recent excavations, we now know more about the Philistines than about the contemporary Israelites. The more serious your interest in Near East archaeology, the more you’ll enjoy a visit to this museum. Personally, I didn’t find the children-friendly stuff very well done - they are more silly than educational. But most of the (small) museum is aimed at an adult audience, and for them, it is really very good.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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