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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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New Exhibit: Valley of David and Goliath

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... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
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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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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 7 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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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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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the in depth info about excavations and ancient life. You do need to enjoy that kind of thing though. Gift shop really great

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Very interesting modern museum for anyone interested in history of mankind... idol worship practices...and Torah of course... The museum is not large but exposition is very informative...

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

In the Valley of David and Goliath is a fascinating exhibition. It will take you back to King David's days. You'll understand the life in the city that was found in Haela valley.

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had never been to the Bible Lands Museum. This museum is amazing, due to the vast collection (from a private collection). The museum is across from the Israel Museum, is quiet, well laid-out and has good documentation. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Our group spent several hours and it was not enough to absorb the depth of Biblical history. It is a great addition to the museum opportunities in Jerusalem. We had an additional treat of receiving a lecture that evening on the Tanach. Wonderful time.

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

a fantastic collection of things. really enjoyed the David and Goliath exhibition. A nice escape from the sometimes inhospitable weather.

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