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“Often missed in the shadow of Israel Museum”
Review of Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
Ranked #34 of 311 things to do in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Tel Aviv, Israel
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72 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Often missed in the shadow of Israel Museum”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Bible Lands museum is small enough, allowing seeing all of its exhibits in a couple of hours. Excellent audio guide places the exhibits in historical & cultural contexts. Even young children will find it interesting, though they will likely abandon the audio guide at some point.

Visited August 2013
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not to Be Missed”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

The sprawling Israel Museum, next door usually gets all the love but the Bible Lands Museum is still an impressive facility with an enticing array of artifacts from every corner of the Levant. The exhibits are well-designed and genuinely interesting. If you're planning a trip to the Israel Museum, be sure and budget an hour in your schedule for the BLM. Highy Recommended

Visited June 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Well worth a few hours”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Fabulous Museum! For anyone wanting to link the bIble and ancient history. Beautiful, lots of seating to pause and enjoy the displays, bright and lean and a short walk from the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book.

Visited June 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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205 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Excellent coverage, so many excellent artefacts”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Very informative about so many biblical eras. Countless representative pieces. Well arranged and labeled.

Visited December 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Ok but Israel Museum much better”
Reviewed 23 June 2013

We went to both Bible Lands and Israel Museum. They are next door to each other.
I preferred the Israel Museum and found you could spend hours there. They had from mummys to contemporary works of art at the Israel museum!

Visited June 2013
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