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Rockefeller Archeological Museum

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Address: 17 Sultan Suleiman | East Jerusalem, Jerusalem 9761190, Israel
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+972 2-628-2251
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 10:00 - 15:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
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This museum houses the magnificent collection of antiquities unearthed...

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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Greatest free attraction in the city

Rockefeller museum was the first museum of archeology. It exhibits a great collection of ancient artefacts including glasswork, jewellery, Roman coins, and actual bones from an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 January 2014
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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

Rockefeller museum was the first museum of archeology. It exhibits a great collection of ancient artefacts including glasswork, jewellery, Roman coins, and actual bones from an ancient burial, as well as a beautiful court with a large fountain which is great for quiet contemplation and reflection. In the museum, take a picture of the fountain, but position yourself so as... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem is a beautiful building not far from Damascus gate. Very interesting collection of prehistoric artifacts, some great historical pieces, many examples of ceramics, etc... Worth the visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Interesting artifacts including some very old skeletons as well as pottery and carvings. A little of this and that presented sort of chronologically. Beautiful stuff from Hishams palace. Kind of an old fashioned museum but you have time to contemplate. A woman alone might want to take a cab though there are buses I think the 2 from w. Jerusalem.... More 

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Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

Excellent collection of archaeological artifacts. Interesting and extremely educational. An amazing collection

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

Vast archeological collection not to be missed when you're in jerusalemVery interesting and educational tour. Most of the artifacts are thousands of years BC.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

Superb archaeological collection. Wonderful exhibits include decorations and statues from Hisham's Palace in Jericho; panels from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem; and stunning antique jewellery. The star of the show is the museum itself, built with Rockefeller money and opened in 1938. Its cathedral-like exhibition halls, built around a central courtyard with a pond and tiled niche, contain exhibit cases that... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013

It is really queer, that I have visited this museum the first time after working some years in Jerusalem and going there for business at least once a week. It worth visiting on Saturday, they have a free parking, and a big one. But I strolled from Jaffa gates round the wall, passed French hospital and palm trees prospect near... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2013

Visited here having been to Hishams Palace the day before. A beautiful building not far from Damascus gate. Very interesting collection of artifacts. Be sure to make time to pop in and view this interesting collection.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

This place is basically the Mandate-era archaeological museum, and as such it contains a wealth of interesting artefacts. My own interest was drawn by the Egyptian material (stelae etc, but also the exquisite Late Bronze Age ivories and bronzes etc), but perhaps the most gob-smacking exhibit are the stucco wall decorations from the Umayyad Palace at Jericho (c. 740ish AD).... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

This is a small museum in East Jerusalem, near the Damascus Gate. It dates from the British Mandate period. The museum needs to be updated a bit, but the collection itself is interesting. The building itself is an interesting octagon design, and there is a nice central courtyard.

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