Rockefeller Archeological Museum, Jerusalem

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The Rockefeller Museum, formerly the Palestine Archaeological Museum, is an archaeology museum located in East Jerusalem that houses a large collection of artifacts unearthed in the excavations conducted in Mandate Palestine, in the 1920s and 1930s.
The museum is under the management of the Israel Museum and houses the head office of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
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  • I had read an excellent book by Adina Hoffman, about Austen St Barbe Harrison, the architect of the Rockefeller. There is a bus (no 1) almost to the door and then you climb the path to the amazing bui...  more »
  • On the last afternoon of the January 2019 trip to Jerusalem, the mule left the city and crossed a Muslim cemetery to the Rockefeller Center near Herod and Grand Colors. It doesn't look like a museum of the present generation, more like a university or research machine, and houses a large collection of unearthed artifacts from the late Ottoman period, especially in the 20s and 1930s. A lot of things, but i don't see the point. Unlike the current generation of museums can clearly see which are fine, but also for the convenience of the art. For ordinary light guests, English is not very good, very difficult to find a more serious point to look at. In this case to think of Samsung, but back to the data found that the Rockefeller Museum looks unremarkable, but there are also fine parts, such as the Akju Mosque's 8th wooden board, the tomb church 12th (the time of the cross), the marble, now the tomb church can only see the mule, The slate is in the Rockefeller Museum (good for me to take a picture). and a large number of artifacts previously unearthed in Jerusalem, Migindo, Kiyoshi, Raj, Samaria and Jericho. It takes a lot of time to see the light guests who first come to the beginning, and it's probably not unusual to be able to walk and spend a glimpse. People who are not good in England are even more very good at looking at the archaeological site. But the museum itself is very interesting, it is worth the question that there is a free room and water, which is very difficult in Israel!
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  • Excellent museum... lost of things to appreciate from all different periods
  • Very place to visit bus number 1 brings you here from the central bus station and I really recommend you to come they have nice gates and old history you can spend one full free day in Jerusalem here and it's close to the old city 2 min walking
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