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Address: 25 Stefan Wise Street | Museum Row, Jerusalem 9104601, Israel
Phone Number: +972 2-561-1066
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Great visit - don't miss the guidance!

My mom and I went to the museum on a Wednesday evening, and took the in house guide (Hebrew tour). It was very very interesting! We spent more than 2 hours in the museum. Highly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 April 2016
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

My mom and I went to the museum on a Wednesday evening, and took the in house guide (Hebrew tour). It was very very interesting! We spent more than 2 hours in the museum. Highly recommended!

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Precious artifacts of the civilizations of the region are laid out to make clear their development and influences on each other.You leave with a clearer understanding of what you see in Jerusalem and the Middle East today.

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netanya, israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

This less known museum, just across its famous neighbor, the renowned Israel Museum, is a real gem, not only for archaeology lovers but to anyone interested in human nature and what motivated it throughout the three millenniums that preceded Christianity. Built around phrases from the Bible where the ancient people that inhabited the eastern Mediterranean, Mesopotamia and western Persia at... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

A small museum with amazing collections. I found personally very interesting the collection about the history of the alphabet and written text.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Located in the Museum AREA IN GIVAT RAM, Excellent permanent collection,good educational programs,and very good temporary exhibit

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Morris Plains, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

The story of civilization is described from prehistoric times through to the Bible. Just looking at artifacts is boring to me, but our guide Yael was terrific. For 1 1/2hr she gave us a wonderful history lesson. She was very knowledgeable and handled some difficult questions. I would highly recommend a visit.

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Standish, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

I had just visited the Israel Museum (on the same grounds) the day before. With that in mind, when you enter and see the artifacts, there was a feeling for me that I had just done this, because I had. What is different about this museum is that it attempts to peg these objects against scripture. It shows chapter and... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

The Unique Private Collection Of Archiological Remaines from The Area Sourounding Israel Is Extraordinary. But It Hides Surprising Stories. Join Me and Descover The Sagnificate of The Famous Hebrew Saying " There Are Stones With Human Heart "... If You Join Me Even for One Hour Trip Exploring The Main ...Climax of The Museum You'll Be Surprised and Astonished. You... More 

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This little museum is filled with many historical stories and artifacts. It's worth the time to visit, especially if you like Egyptian history or the time period around the Egyptian Empire. I saw groups of chlidren being guided through the museum so it caters to children as well.

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

History of ancient world, helpful at start of trip. Gift shop, cafe. Babylonian Exile great exhibit.

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