Hecht Museum, University of Haifa, Haifa

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The Reuben and Edith Hecht Museum is a museum located on the grounds of the University of Haifa, Israel.HistoryThe Hecht Museum was established in 1984 by Reuben Hecht, director of Dagon Silos and a founding member of the University of Haifa Board of Governors. For sixty years, Hecht collected archaeological artefacts representing the material culture of the Land of Israel in ancient times. He was particularly interested in finds from the Canaanite period to the end of the Byzantine period. Hecht believed that archeology was an important expression of Zionism and these ancient artifacts were proof of the link between the Jewish people and Eretz Israel.
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  • Ancient exhibits from all areas of human life in different periods of time! From Israel and neighboring countries. Wow!  more »
  • When visiting Haifa, this is a museum that should be on your list. The only difficulty is finding it. That's right. It's located in the basement of the Haifa University tower. If you miss seeing a sig...  more »
  • Special Museum and surprising amount of items and the information presented therein. Archaeology, art, artifacts from various periods of deep underground or beneath the sea. Fascinating. Authentic items from various combat fields in ancient times arrows, Spears, swords and a war before. Recommend. Free entrance.
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  • Its my home museum. I live nearby and visit it when I feel the urge to see and experience art or history. I take all my visitors there,and my grandchildren too. I love it Maya Goussinsky
  • Way beyond our expectations. Has nice archeologic collection. Try their app- a quiz that will take you to the different parts. We will certainly come back.
  • A small but lovely gem in Haifa University. Interesting archeological exhibits, good for an hour or two. I took 3 little kids with.they enjoyed it, especially the kids activity which was putting together clay pots from shards. Best of all...It's free!
  • Excellent Display. Fascinating to realize that it is all a personal collection.
  • Nicely curated small museum, you will easily spend an hour or more and see many artifacts from ancient Israel and Roman era.

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