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The Tower of David Museum - Jerusalem
Set in the magnificently restored ancient Citadel' first constructed 2,000 years ago by Herod the Great, the Tower of David Museum traces Jerusalem long and eventful history through state-of-the-art displays and exhibits' utilizing the most advanced technologies.
Canaanites and Hebrews, Greeks and Romans, Crusaders, Muslims, Turks, British, and Israelis are richly presented and seek harmony within the age-old walls. The panoramic route along the Citadel towers with its most breathtaking views of the city and the lush archaeological gardens, all add to an experience you will cherish.

Israel Museum Jerusalem
Israel museum is the largest and most important cultural institution in the country. The museum includes some 500,000 archeological and anthropological exhibits, displays of Judaica and ethnography, Israeli and international art. It also houses unique finds, such as the scrolls - the oldest Biblical manuscripts in the world - relics from the time of Bar Kochva and the largest collection of Judaica in the world. Museum features various facets of Jewish history and international art in several separate buildings, a sculpture garden and the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are found. It has specific departments of archaeology, Jewish life, Jewish ceremonial art, Primitive and Israeli art, Old masters and Impressionists, modern art, design, ancient glass period rooms, and a children’s museum! The Billy Rose Sculpture Garden includes works by Henry Moore and Picasso. The huge permanent collection is documented with temporary world - class exhibits each month.

Unique collection depicting the cultures and civilizations of the ancient lands of the Bible. The museum’s extensive collection of Ancient Near Eastern art presents the history of the biblical period. Daily guided tours and an Easy-guide audio guiding system are free with admission. Open Daily - Gift Shop and Kosher Restaurant. Saturday Night Music Wine and Cheese programs and Wednesday evening lectures. Contact the museum for program details.

Chagall Windows - Jerusalem
The Synagogue of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center was dedicated on February 6th, 1962, as part of the Hospital's Golden Anniversary celebration.
The floors and interior walls are made of Jerusalem Stone, and the Synagogue is illuminated by a hanging lantern and by sunlight which streams through the magnificent Chagall Windows.
The creation of the Windows was a labor of love to Chagall and his assistant, Charles Marq, both of whom worked on the project for two years. Marq developed a special process of veneering pigment on glass which allowed Chagall to use as many as three colors on a single uninterrupted pane, rather than being confined to the traditional technique of separating each color pane by lean strips.

Jerusalem Botanical Gardens
Botanical gardens of Jerusalem University occupy the territory of 13 dunams. The Gardens were opened in 1953 with the main goal of scientific research in the field of planting greenery, taking into account climate and geographical position of the country.
The Jerusalem Botanical Garden of Jerusalem comprises more than six thousand plant species, which were brought to Israel from all over the world and are being preserved for the benefit and enjoyment of the public. The plants are displayed in six sections, each designed to create a miniature landscape of the region of origin of the plants. The Garden also boasts a tropical greenhouse in the name of Florence Dvorsky, which contains a wide variety of plants from tropical regions.

Rockefeller Archaeological Museum - Jerusalem
The Rockefeller Archaeological Museum is one of the largest and most impressive archeological museums in Israel, ituated in a magnificent white limestone edifice in East Jerusalem, houses the extraordinary collection of antiquities unearthed in excavations conducted in the country mainly during the time of the British Mandate (1919-1948). The Museum was opened in 1938.

Yad Vashem - Jerusalem
The Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority - The Jerusalem memorial to the Six Million who perished in the Holocaust.
Yad Vashem's task is to perpetuate the legacy of the Holocaust to future generations so that the world never forgets the horrors and cruelty of the Holocaust. Its principal missions are commemoration and documentation of the events of the Holocaust, collection, examination, and publication of testimonies to the Holocaust, the collection and commemoration of the names of Holocaust victims, and research and education.
The Archive collection, the largest and most comprehensive repository of material on the Holocaust in the world, comprises 58 million pages of documents and nearly 100,000 still photographs, along with thousands of films and videotaped testimonies of survivors. These may be accessed by the public and read and viewed in the appropriate rooms.
 
Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center
The Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center is both a Research Institute and a Museum, with an impressive collection of ethnographic material, judaica, archival documents, books and manuscripts. The BJHC publishes research work and journals, organizes exhibitions and holds cultural events and conferences. We have strong ties with Jews of Iraqi origin both in Israel and in the Diaspora, and are in the process of compiling an extensive genealogical database of families originating in Iraq.

The Museum of Islamic Art offers an impressive manuscript collection and invites you to discover one of the three religions that holds Jerusalem a holy city.

*Info courtesy of Jerusalem Municipality.



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