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Rockefeller Archeological Museum

17 Sultan Suleiman | East Jerusalem, Jerusalem 9761190, Israel
+972 2-628-2251
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I recommend that you go around him at noon. The refrigeration rooms will be greatly appreciated... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Majav62
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Belgrade, Serbia
Great Museum

Created in the 1950s and looks like it hasn't been touched much since then. Still, it is a great... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
captmom
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Seneca, South Carolina
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This museum houses the magnificent collection of antiquities unearthed during the time of the British Mandate (1919-1948), featuring the remains of a 10,000-year-old man found on Mount Carmel and utensils from Stone Age cave dwellers.
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17 Sultan Suleiman | East Jerusalem, Jerusalem 9761190, Israel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend that you go around him at noon. The refrigeration rooms will be greatly appreciated after a walk on a hot day. The museum offers time travel. Expositions include a very long period of time. They are properly structured and detailed.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Created in the 1950s and looks like it hasn't been touched much since then. Still, it is a great museum. Free entrance.

Thank captmom
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

the museum is beautiful and filled with incredible artifacts (of course the best is the Jericho Palace remains..!) the location is easy to reach and the building itself is also nice and the courtyard a pleasant resting place after a visit..the library in the museum...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Whereas the Bible Lands Museum tends toward a focus on religious artifacts, the Rockefeller Museum focuses on archeology (per its name) and goes back thousands of years, to earliest men in the region. The building itself is beautful. I've been there twice and found new...More

2  Thank Cary F
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

If you plan on.visiting Jerusalem, you will want to add this Old and very beautiful museum to your schedule. Home to many of the early excavations, this place is filled with examples of historical eras, ranging from bowls, weapons, mosaics and even sarcophagus. It is...More

1  Thank Barry D
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

The results of more than 30 years of archeological exploration on view and presented lucidly and clearly.With the bonus of a surprising and novel display of pottery shards from all the strata and ages. Check with the museum to see the availability of a guide....More

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

The archaeological exhibits on display were certainly interesting, although I was missing a map or some guide, or some detailed descriptions. But as there was no entrance fee, I have no right to complain. I would definitely recommend visiting the museum - if you have...More

Thank Veronika P
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Great museum for those who are interested in archeology. Has pieces going from the Neolithic to the Islamic periods. Not busy at all so you don't have to worry about crowded tour groups.

1  Thank Samuel O
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

A great hide away and a must see. Its located in walking distance of the Damascus gate in the direction of East Jeruslaem Great artifacts. Reasonably priced and fun for all who go.

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Went on a Saturday when it opened, not too busy. Great displays, but need to use a laminated sheet found in each hall to tell what is what. Many items i had not seen in other museums. The Rockefeller Gardens are being renovated at present,...More

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Response from Shaul01 | Reviewed this property |
No need to book (and I'm not sure you can book even if you wanted to). There won't be a tour guide waiting. There's a short written guide to the museum and the displays themselves are fairly well labeled and explained... More
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travelmeca
21 June 2016|
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Response from SDHAKALA | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other reviewer. Most of the stuff is on one floor and seemed pretty accessible with a lot of open space once in the building itself. I think that the displays are low enough to see things but some did... More
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