History Museums in Jerusalem

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History Museums in Jerusalem

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  • Rabbi-Reuben A
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States13 contributions
    This memorial to the 6 million debunks any and all Holocaust deniers. This a "must see" for all who think they all there is to know about the Holocaust as well as those who know veryy little or nothing at all.
    Written 3 June 2022
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  • Sara D
    Alexandria, VA39 contributions
    My husband and I enjoyed visiting the museum. We took the archeology tour with Michael. He taught us so much!
    We enjoyed the first floor of the museum tramendosly. We'll cover the rest on another trip.
    Written 21 June 2022
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  • DayTrip295119
    4 contributions
    Popped in here to see the light show on Saturday to find out the museum was free that day until 16:30. It is basically open ruins of king herod’s Jerusalem palace and great views of the city, though some of the stairs were challenging for my 70 yr old mom. It was an unexpected pleasure to meander through the ruins with very few people there!

    Skip the light show- it’s uninformative, and mildly artistic I guess, but not worth it in my opinion.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Bassie
    8 contributions
    Great experience. Wonderful presentation. Highly recommended.
    How Israel from its founding fathers, until today including the hard en dark ages.
    Surprised how Christians in the last century have treated the Jews and how they have empowered the rise of the nation in contradiction to the Middle Ages.
    Written 2 April 2022
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  • Temper43 - Alfredo
    Panama City, Panama1 280 contributions
    an amazing collection of artifacts from the Middle East region, you have to take the museum guide in order to better understand the exhibit, and I like the Jerusalem in Babylon downstairs in the Museum.
    Written 22 April 2022
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  • Ko G
    8 contributions
    Ammunition Hill was a strategic Jordian stronghold guarding the northern approach to the Old City. In the morning hours of 6 June 1967, Israeli paratroopers fought a series of fierce close-combat battles with the equally brave and determined Jordian defenders as they worked their way along the trench positions, clearing bunker after bunker, and finally overran this base after a four-hour see-saw battle. Much of the defensive system is well preserved. On the grounds are four vehicles including a Sherman tank and a half-track. The Museum presents the stages of the Battle for Jerusalem in a surreal manner. An excellent site to visit.
    Written 24 February 2020
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  • Rabbi-Reuben A
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States13 contributions
    The Center is well laid-out and easy to navigate with earphone sets that allow you to learn the history of this great man. You learn that he was truly a man of the people.
    Written 3 June 2022
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  • Giora_I_L
    Haifa, Israel6 186 contributions
    The museum is dedicated to display Islam countries culture and history via artifacts. Those were gathered far countries like Iran, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Morocco and more. We had a guided tour on the connection between Islam. Judaism, and Christianity via the displays. It was a little too long, but very interesting. Among the displays were magnificent jewelry of Jewish women from Yemen and Morocco. WE also dedicated time to view the fabulous collection of ancient watches. This collection is a must see!
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • David K
    San Francisco, CA109 contributions
    An old museum that is structurally beautiful. Old fashioned display cabinets with interesting relics and information on excavations completed in the early 1900's. Not crowded and an easy loop around the museum to see all the displays. Good use of an hour of time.
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • Radix7
    Sydney, Australia181 contributions
    Confusingly this can be listed or signposted as the Wohl Museum or as the Herodian Quarter. The underground site reveals a whole sequence of elite Jewish homes from the 1st century BC and the 1st century AD, with their mosaic floors, painted plaster walls and ritual baths. Clear displays in an uncrowded setting - and of interest both as the last Jewish period before the Roman destruction of Jerusalem, and as the period of Jesus' crucifixion in Jerusalem. Definitely recommended. Much more to see than the Burnt House nearby (which is mainly a video presentation).
    Written 26 May 2019
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  • Ellen M
    Katwijk, The Netherlands71 contributions
    If you have an hour to fill, then visit this museum. It shows how people lived in Jerusalem in the old days. We were lucky to walk into a Bar Mitswa that was being held in the museum. This visit pleasantly surprised us.
    Written 24 January 2020
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  • airport2015
    Tel Aviv District, Israel1 002 contributions
    Some organizations in Israel are promoting the ideas of the Third Temple,this exhibition of the Temple Organization puts an emphasis on the laws of the Temple constructing different temple instruments,implements and ceremonies
    Written 30 March 2019
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  • skoolaaa
    Jerusalem, Israel43 contributions
    The recently remodeled house gives a very personal and enriching experience of Israel’s history and politicians life (Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Ben Gurion). Great pics also. Taking a guided tour is recommended.
    Written 1 November 2018
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  • niloc36
    Potomac, MD273 contributions
    I don’t know how many tax museums there are in the world, but Jerusalem’s must be up there with the very best! After several score visits to the city, I was looking for something a little different, and this Fit the bill. The one room museum offers a tour of taxation systems in what is now Israel over the last 2000 years.One issue is that all of the signage was in Hebrew; the museum does possess an English translation of the main Descriptions, but the subsidiary ones – – that is the descriptions of actual exhibits – – are all in Hebrew. Still, if you work for the IRS or some fraternal organization you will be in seventh heaven here! I was only slightly amused, but it was not a bad way to spend an hour or so before heading off to Machane Yehuda market for lunch. By the way, the museum does not tax you! It’s free!
    Written 1 December 2019
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  • Janet K
    Houston, TX1 964 contributions
    We enjoyed this small museum! They are doing more work so O expect it will be even better. Get the Pass that includes the Burnt museum and the Huerva synagogue at the first one you visit. Allow about an hour or so.
    Written 5 December 2021
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