capital of The State Of Israel


Jerusalem Museums, museums in jerusalem

The 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.
Yad 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.
The 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. The 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.