Posts Tagged "Israel Museum"


Recently the Israel Museum opened an extraordinary exhibition about King Herod. It was originally scheduled to run till October. It has been extremely popular with long lines often forming to get into that part of the Museum. For those visiting Israel this winter, who want to see this awesome exhibition, there is good news. The Israel Museum just sent out a press release announcing that they have extended the Herod exhibition till...

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Yesterday I did a Dead Sea tour. On the way to Ein Gedi, we passed Qumran and I spent some time speaking to my guests about the Dead Sea Scrolls that were discovered there. Today I found out that Google has added a really great feature to their Digital Dead Sea Scrolls Project. If you’re not familiar with the project, basically, Google has teamed up with the Israel Museum to great a high resolution, digital version of the...

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Today’s Israel picture of the day is from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. If you haven’t been to the Israel Museum you are really missing out! It has a wealth of artifacts from all periods in Israel, starting from prehistoric times to the present. One of the highlights is the giant scale model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple period. It was created by Michael Avi-Yonah of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It depicts...

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