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JERUSALEM’S ISRAEL MUSEUM UNVEILS WORLD’S FIRST-EVER EXHIBITION SHOWCASING ARTIFACTS FROM THE TOMB OF KING HEROD THE GREAT

By Ken Horn | February 15, 2013

PB130157IsraelMuseumThis world-class museum was part of the trip with our Center for Holy Lands Studies, featured in this Sunday’s Pentecostal Evangel. No photography in the museum but I took some of the scale model of Jerusalem outside.
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New York - February 15, 2013: Jerusalem’s Israel Museum, the largest cultural institution in Israel, unveiled a new exhibition this week detailing the life and legacy of King Herod the Great, featuring hundreds of ancient artifacts on public display for the first time ever, on display through October 5, 2013.

 

The new exhibition, entitled “King’s Final Journey,” showcases more than 250 archeological finds from the recently discovered tomb of King Herod, including three sarcophagi, restored frescoes and King Herod’s private bath from the palace at Cyprus.

 

The exhibition also features never-before-seen carved stone elements from the Temple Mount and an imperial marble basin believed to be a gift from Augustus, among others.

 

“We are thrilled about the opening of the new exhibition highlighting King Herod, one of the most significant builders in human history,” said Haim Gutin, Israel Commissioner for Tourism, North and South America. “The exhibition will be sure to provide some additional excitement for travelers arriving in Jerusalem this year.”

 

King Herod is known for constructing many large-scale projects in Israel during his reign from 4 until 37 BCE, including the port of Caesarea and Masada, two of Israel’s most frequently visited tourist sites, as well as the expansion of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

 

For more information, visit www.english.imjnet.org.il. For more information about travel to Israel, visit www.goisrael.com.

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