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Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem

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Step back in time as you explore Bible Lands Museum, a museum that displays archaeological findings from a variety of civilizations, connected by an overarching biblical theme. Established in 1992, the museum exhibits artifacts and information about the Near East culture and history, from prehistoric times to the rise of Christianity. Admire antique art, weapons, and documents belonging to Phoenicians, Arameans, Egyptians, Persians, and other ancient cultures that appear in the bible. Using our custom trip planner, Jerusalem attractions like Bible Lands Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I was surprised to discover this enriching museum, beyond interesting. Revels the story of human kind from the first hunter gatherers to the modern man. Infinite unique pieces oh history that are a MU...  more »
  • We spent a quiet morning ambling through the exhibits: First we followed the permanent and well-set-up exhibit displaying artifacts along the time line from Babylonia to modern Israel. (Guided tours a...  more »
  • In Israel if that makes history, and even more so in the history of religion, do thoroughly and seriously. A great number of artifacts, pictures, diagrams, interactive exhibits, books, guide you through the history and origin of Judaism, and hence Christianity in biblical lands. Hard, seeing everything in the Museum, say "I do not believe". Before everything is contained and is inextricably connected with the known historical facts. The cost of the ticket is not small, but it's worth it. So much so that to visit two museums (together with the Museum of Israel, which is near) discount. The Museum is open on Shabbat, though just before lunch. All days except Saturdays and Friday at 10.30 a free guided tour in English.
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  • Must see the exhibit about David and Goliath. I recommend doing it with one of the guides. It's fascinating. The permanent exhibition is excellent as well. You can download an app and use your phone for explanations throughout the museum.
  • Free audio guidance, quantity and quality of exivision, reasonable price for students, deposition of luggage,and clean bath room.
  • Rich with exhibits and tells the great story of the middle east and Israel from ancient times to the bible time
  • Extremely interesting museum. Easy to follow.
  • Excellent chronological presentation of carefully selected artefacts from all biblical regions with clear charts and explanations. 3h30 visit is a minimum...

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Although it lacks a big selection of mid-range options, Jerusalem provides plenty of choices in the top-end hotel category. The Old City contains the bulk of Jerusalem's small hotels, inexpensive hostels, and religious hospices, all of which appeal to budget-conscious travelers. West Jerusalem offers additional options in the form of guesthouses and bigger hotels, some of which boast five-star ratings. If you just need a bed, consider a youth hostel, where you can choose between private and common rooms with Wi-Fi included.
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