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Address: 25 Stefan Wise Street | Museum Row, Jerusalem 9104601, Israel
Phone Number:
+972 2-561-1066
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem is the only museum in the world dedicated...

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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old times come alive

the gold exhibition is great. great children activity. very impressive objects on display, special expirience to view all the special objects

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Bracha D
Karney Shomron, Israel
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Karney Shomron, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the gold exhibition is great. great children activity. very impressive objects on display, special expirience to view all the special objects

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect size for a museum, not too big to get lost in. Contains artifacts from Israel, Egypt an neighbor civilizations. It is right next door to the more famous Israel museum, where you could easily spend a whole day, but you should not overlook this gem.

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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always try to visit this museum when I am in Jerusalem. I tis adjacent to the Israel Muduem, but its focus is so different. IT is full of archeological finds and dispalys form centuries ago. It is well laid out with good signage to walk you through. THere is also an audio set you can use foraddtioanl information. They... More 

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was a good choice plenty to see and learn about Good choice of artefact the place is easy access and no problem for parking It may not be the most known museum but it is sure worth giving it a visit

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It may have been a bit over the head of some of the younger kids, but a terrific museum with artifacts going back thousands of years. Kids really appreciated being able to see and get a greater understanding of the time and places of events that took place in Tanakh.

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Austin, Minnesota
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

So complete, so organized. Audio tour accompanies ticket. I feel like I just completed a semester in ancient history! I wish I could bring my kids and grandkids! *Slight discount if you show your ticket from the Israel museum.

Thank RetiredGramps
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

The guided tour of the new exhibit, the Valley of David and Goliath which explorers a recent archeological discovery is excellent. You see first hand how historians and archeologists use clues left for them to determine how ancient cities came to be and who lived there.

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New York
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very well done. Displays are arranged nicely, easy to navigate. Extremely interesting and worthwhile to visit.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

The Museum has artifacts from Ancient Near East civilizations from the dawn of civilization (stone age) to the early Christian eras. The collection is mostly in good condition so it's easy to relate to the objects and get glimpses of the cultures. There are 20 "rooms" - each room has a theme and is part of the timeline - on... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

A well thought out presentation of the ancient history and archeology of teh bible lands. WE also attended a very good lecture series there

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