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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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tour of the new exhibit, David and Goliath

Yesterday we returned to the Bible Lands Museum. We took the 10:30am tour of the new In the Valley of David and Goliath exhibit. We were not disappointed. My wife and I have been... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We visited the Bible Lsands Museum after the Israel museum since they are so closely situated. Not as much on offer but the David & Goliath exhibit was special.

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Dundas, Canada
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Yesterday we returned to the Bible Lands Museum. We took the 10:30am tour of the new In the Valley of David and Goliath exhibit. We were not disappointed. My wife and I have been to this Museum numerous times, and have not been disappointed. It would appear that the exhibits are getting better all the time. This place should not... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect from this museum. It's quite different from the Israel Museum or many others. Basically the exhibition displays archaeological artificers from the different biblical nations that dwelled are modern day Israel: the Egyptians, Babylonians, Hitim, Iranians, etc. The collection is comprised of various seals and pottery and becomes a bit redundant.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

This museum houses artifacts collected by a private collector. They cover an extensive period from pre-biblical times to biblical times. Although not a comprehensive collection, it does have interesting pieces and is worth a visit.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

I loved the museum the first time I went and spent hours there the last visit but this time I went to see a special exhibit which was well laid out and interesting.

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1 Thank Susan H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Been to the museum with a 12 years old and a 7 years old, who were very interested in the exhibition. There is a self-guiding activity booklet for children, which help the young ones understand the various historical subjects on display. We had a great hour and a half, and will come back again.

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Lynnwood, Washington
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

This museum will walk you through the history of Israel. Good displays. Definitely get the audio guide to learn from.

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Haifa
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

After a long time we went to the museum again. We wanted to see a new, temporary exhibition: In the Valley of David and Goliath. The exhibition is small, but very nice. The museum itself is very nice as well. The only and main downside is the cost of the ticket 44 NIS (about 10 Euros). Overpriced to my opinion.... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This museum exhibits archaeological findings of the whole Mesopotamian era, and takes the visitor on a journey between ancient cultures such as Babylon, Persia, Assyria, Egypt and Judea. It's very well done and interesting to learn about how the civilizations thrived in this ancient piece of land - each with its own culture, language and religion. Highly recommended for anyone... More 

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Fetcham
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely would recommend a visit to the Bible Lands Museum and would suggest a tour. We had a fabulous tour by a lovely American lady who knew absolutely everything about all the artefacts in the museum. Her knowledge was astonishing and it was amazing how much she could remember and say! It was a very interesting tour and we learnt... More 

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