Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem
We did not enter, as by the time we arrived, 16.00 on Wednesdays they close, we try too to visit also the Israel Museum at that time ... snif snif No luck!
This museum focus on the history, cultures and civilisations found in the Bible and displays artefacts from ancient times
Opposite the Israel Museum is the Bible Lands Museum. While covering what should be an extremely fascinating period, this potentially excellent museum is let down a little by a lack of good presentation. It still should not be missed, because it has some amazing exhibits, and is good compared to many museums. I'd recommend visiting here before the Israel Museum, because that will likely spoil you, like it did me, and leave you less amazed by what should be an amazing museum.
The exhibits cover everything to do with the lands of the Bible, from the first recorded history, to the recent past. It's all laid out in a very easily manageable path, and a very compact space, and should make a visit possible in a couple of hours. That will leave you the rest of the day for the Israel Museum, and maybe a walk in the park afterwards.
Entry costs 32 NIS.
In third millenium Iran, the craft of fine painted pottery continued to develop after flourishing in prehistoric times. Large storage vessels decorated with designs of birds with outstretched wings and stylized horned animals on the shoulder were typical. They are found both in the valleys of the central Zagros mountains and in Elam, testifying to links between the highlands and the cultured literate centers in the south.
This painted pottery tradition continued into the second millenium, as can be seen on the small jar displayed here.
A collection from the civilizations of the ancient lands of the Bible.
Shows archaeological examples of Near Eastern art and history of that period.