About the Israel Museum in JerusalemThe Israel Museum is the largest and most important museum in Israel. The museum, founded in 1965 and located in Givat Ram in Jerusalem, is considered one of the largest museums in the world. With a variety of collections in areas such as archeology, Judaica, ethnography, Israeli art and the art of the world, there are over half a million art objects from all over the world, from the birth of humanity to the present.
There are quite a few famous masterpieces of great artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Gogh, Monet, Gogin, Cezanne, Marcel Duchamp, Picasso, Dalí, Magritte, Warhol and many others. The sculpture garden features sculptures by the great Western sculptors, including some of the most important artists in the history of art, such as August Rodin, Jacques Lifshitz and Klaus Oldenburg.
In the Israel Museum you can see among other things the oldest mask in the world. This is a stone mask that was found in the Judean Desert and was discovered from over 9,000 years ago.
The Museum, considered the largest cultural institution in Israel and the largest and most comprehensive museum in the Middle East, is constantly exhibiting temporary exhibits, some of which are very intriguing and exhibit the world's leading works of art and artifacts.
A special building in the museum is the Shrine of the Book. Here are the oldest manuscripts in the world of the Bible, most of which are more than 2,000 years old and most of which are written in Hebrew, as opposed to a small part written in Aramaic and Greek, the most important of which are the Dead Sea Scrolls. Click on the tag The Shrine of the Book.
The museum also has an impressive and very detailed model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period.