Israel Museum Jerusalem
The establishment is one of the largest and finest museums in the Middle East.
The Archeological wing exhibits artifacts from the Biblical and historical ancient Land of Israel, home to various cultures and faiths of people coming from ancient nations of the Fertile Crescent who settled long ago in the Holy Land.
The Museum’s vast collection of the Holy Land’s archaeology is one of the richest and finest in the world.
On the grounds of the museum you must visit the Shrine of the Book which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and artifacts discovered at Qumran, the village of the Essenes.
Right next to the Shrine of the Book is an exquisite Model of Jerusalem presenting the city as it was rebuilt by Herod the Great during the Second Temple Period. The city model is constructed according to the topography and architectural character as it was prior the destruction by the Romans in 70 CE. The original project was constructed on the grounds of Jerusalem’s Holyland Hotel includes a replica of the City of David, Herod’s Palace, the Holy Temple on Temple Mt. and many Towers and Walls surrounding the city of Jerusalem 2,000 years ago.
By bus, taxi and private tour.