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A-Z Challenge: I is for Israel Museum

The Israel Museum was founded in 1965 and, as its website states, it “houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day, in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings, and features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world. In just forty-five years, thanks to a legacy of gifts and generous support from its circle of patrons worldwide, the Museum has built a far-ranging collection of nearly 500,000 objects, representing the full scope of world material culture.” It was recently upgraded and expanded to make full use of its 20-acre campus.

Israel Museum: the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life.

6 replies on “A-Z Challenge: I is for Israel Museum”

I loved the Israel Museum. The Dead Sea Scrolls were impressive but for me personally, the best bit was the recreation of the different style synagogues from different parts of the world although it was sad that nothing remained but photographs of the shtetls of Latvia where my family came from.

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