capital of The State
Museums, museums in jerusalem
Israel Museum houses the world's largest
collection of Judaica as well as various art galleries, a
sculpture garden and a youth wing. The
Shrine of the Book is a part of the museum that contains the
Dead Sea Scrolls. The pointed domed
roof represents the cover of one of the clay vessels in which
the Dead Sea scrolls were found.
Vashem is Israel's most important memorial to the
6 million Jews that perished in The Holocaust. Yad Vashem
includes a museum, the Hall of the Names, and the Avenue of
Righteous Gentiles. No complete understanding of Jewish or Israeli
history is complete without a visit to this memorial.
Museum Of Islamic Art is situated on Palmach street 5
minutes walk from The Jerusalem Theatre and both the Prime
Minister's and President's residences. The museum contains
various Islamic artifacts such as metal-work, pottery, glass,
miniatures and textiles. A large watch collection was once
stolen but has now returned.
Tower of David, situated just inside The Jaffa
Gate, is set in one of Jerusalem's most impressive settings. The
museum sits in the magnificently restored ancient citadel first
constructed 2000 years ago by Herod The Great. The museum
follows Jerusalem's rich and varied history through various multi-media
displays and changing exhibitions.
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