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Bible Lands Museum

25 Stefan Wise Street | Museum Row, Jerusalem 9104601, Israel
+972 2-561-1066
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Beautifully Organized

The archaeological artifacts are superb, of course; the explanations--for example of stamp and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Midwestperson
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Chicago, Illinois
Very informative free tour

We happened upon this museum on the way to the Israel Museum and found it very worthwhile... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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25 Stefan Wise Street | Museum Row, Jerusalem 9104601, Israel
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+972 2-561-1066
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Midwestperson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon this museum on the way to the Israel Museum and found it very worthwhile, especially the free guided tour that day. All the archeological exhibits are keyed to biblical stories and quotes.

Thank bighack
Reviewed 17 October 2017

It's a small, poor-quality, over-priced paganism "museum" that lures in and rips off Christians with a nice sounding name.

Thank SydneyKiwiBird
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Wow. Who woulda thunk? Let's start with some basics. Not overwhelmingly large but comprehensive. Spotless, well laid out, and air conditioned, which is a serious consideration in Jerusalem in Sept. Inexpensive entry. I especially enjoyed two temporary exhibits. One on Akkadian tablets (what a misnomer,...More

Thank Abby B
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This museum is not as large or as all encompassing as the Israel Museum which is across the way but does have a wonderful collection of artifacts from archaeological finds in Israel It is well worth the time you spend to be amazed at the...More

Thank Rifky K
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful museum A must to see in jerusalem Very quite place with secular treasures of the Jewish bible

Thank Eric A
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We searched for a shelter from the sun and found very enriching and exciting tour to the mid east countries history. Many historical and Archaeological findings. That made my continuous chase after my toddler lighter.. 😀. I can personaly visit the museum again for half...More

Thank Abhraham A
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I was surprised to discover this enriching museum, beyond interesting. Revels the story of human kind from the first hunter gatherers to the modern man. Infinite unique pieces oh history that are a MUST for every person who lives/visits Jerusalem

Thank Tamar B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We spent a quiet morning ambling through the exhibits: First we followed the permanent and well-set-up exhibit displaying artifacts along the time line from Babylonia to modern Israel. (Guided tours and recorded tours - both excellent - are both available for those who want them.)...More

Thank jxsxl
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Not as large as its next door neighbor the Israel Museum, this Bible Lands focuses mainly on antiques from the Middle East and Fertile Crescent. The museum provides detailed explanations of the artifacts, and a good overall picture of the people and places of that...More

Thank ddmelch
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Bal1954
3 December 2016|
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Response from menachemle | Reviewed this property |
‫I think it does deal only with the old testement although it it does deal with the periods AC‬
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Paul E
14 September 2016|
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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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