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.
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Dead Sea Scrolls–awesome! I’ve just visited the British Museum for the first time this past weekend. Mind-boggling the amount of stuff museums can collect! One of the most intriguing items I saw was the Rosetta Stone.
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That is really COOL! And, great pictures on your blog.
Now this is a museum I would like to visit! Its great patrons donate money to get projects like this up and running for the public to enjoy.
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.
The roof on that building looks rather interesting.
It sounds like an impressive place! I love the photo you posted of the museum.
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