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Bible Lands Museum

25 Stefan Wise Street | Museum Row, Jerusalem 9104601, Israel
+972 2-561-1066
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aMAZING ARCHELOGICAL ARTIFACTS

This Museum boasts incredible archaeological artifacts, each originating in Bible Lands within and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
frequenttravellers37
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Jerusalem, Israel
Great history lesson

The museum covers civilizations of the ancient near east, how they interacted with each other and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rod571
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Springfield, Missouri
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The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem is the only museum in the world dedicated to the history of the Ancient Near East from a biblical perspective. The core exhibition displays an extraordinary collection of ancient art and archaeology tracing the roots of monotheism from the dawn of civilization to early Christianity.The treasures on display represent the physical evidence of civilization and events described in the Bible. Traditions, rituals, religions, and cultures are revealed through ancient ivories, mosaics, jewelry, seals, terra cotta and stone sculptures. The magnificent cultures of ancient Egypt, Sumer, Assyria and Babylon come to life before you.The exhibits feature the Assyrian ivories from Nimrud (circa 800 B.C.), sarcophagus of Julia Latronilla dated from the 4th century and an impressive collection of cylinder seals and scarabs.
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25 Stefan Wise Street | Museum Row, Jerusalem 9104601, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museum boasts incredible archaeological artifacts, each originating in Bible Lands within and nearby Israel.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum covers civilizations of the ancient near east, how they interacted with each other and the Land of Israel. A lot of information. We spent almost 4 hours there. In some ways better than the Israel Museum.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bible Lands Museum hosts artifacts from the Middle East dating back to around 3,500 BCE up through the early Christian Era. For those who may have gotten confused by its name, the Bible Lands Museum is not a Museum about the history of the...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Went to this private museum to see a relatively new exhibit it was hosting: In the Valley of David and Goliath. This exhibit recorded and presented the archaeological discoveries on the tel of an ancient garrison town called Shaarayim (Two Gates) which I had explored...More

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Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

Very good exhibits of archaeology, give context to some of the probable objects and culture that the Israelis may have used and lived in during the different bible time periods. Good snapshot overview of ancient history whether religious or not. Strongly recommend audio guide app....More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

The Bible Lands Museum contains an excellent collection of artifacts from the area in and around Israel, going back thousands of years. You can spend hours there. I recommend the headsets.

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This museum is unusual in that it specializes in the era of the Bible, but that also limits its scope. Though it has many fascinating objects, it needs some modernization in its presentation. Nonetheless, it is certainly worth a visit as an adjunct to the...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

My wife and I visited the Bible Lands Museum during our stay in Jerusalem. This museum is wonderfully organized. Every early civilization and culture in the middle east is represented. You walk thru each exhibit as if walking through a time machine. The displays are...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

Didn't remember that it was such a well designed place. The museum had very well captioned, chronologically arranged series of exhibits that show the derivative origins of Judaism from the then extant religions in the area. I've been museum before, but I didn't really take...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

The archaeological artifacts are superb, of course; the explanations--for example of stamp and cylinder seals, were unexpected and tremendous.

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‫I think it does deal only with the old testement although it it does deal with the periods AC‬
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Response from manisfeld | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I do not know which bus to take. I've always gone on Shabbat and walked it from close to Hapalmach. It is about a 30 minute walk on a slight uphill incline after you get tot he Valley of the Cross.
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