Eretz Israel Museum is located on the prestigious neighborhood of Ramat Aviv in Tel Aviv Israel. A visit to this museum is a must for every visitor that would like to know more about this land, the Land of Israel.
Eretz Israel Museum all you want to know about the Land of Israel
Established in 1953
It was established in 1953 and exhibits artifacts
of archaeological, anthropological and historical importance. This museum is practically a group of museums
built around an existing archaeological site that is still incomplete. It shows
about a dozen layers of civilizations. It is called Tel Quasile or Mound.
Nechushtan Pavilion at the Museum
Here you may see a reconstructed mine from the late Bronze Age, exhibiting mining tools such as copper chisels, hammers and blades, used for the mining activities.
On display there are four furnaces:
Bown Furnace from the
Chalcolithic period 4th millennium BCE
· Domed Furnace of the Late Bronze Age 14th-13th centuries BCE
· Late Bronze Age Furnace 12th century BCE
· Shaft Furnace of the Iron Age 10th century BCE
One more furnace from the 13th century BCE was discovered north of the city of Akko or Acre in the Crusaders Fortress of Sommelaria, is on display at the museum.
Glass Pavilion at the Museum
This pavilion exhibiting works on glass from all times is divided into three sections representing three eras of glass production in the Land of Israel:
Pre-Blown Glass - Covering
from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period 15th to 1st
· Blown Glass – Covering the Roman and Byzantine periods 1st to 7th century CE.
· Blown Glass – Of the Islamic Period – 7th to 15th centuries CE
There are also two rare vessels on display that are delicate drinking horns with two mouths known by the Greek names of Rhyton and Ennion’s Blue Jog.
Displays of the Midianite Temple period
Midianite Temple Pavilion
Here the displays are from the 14th century BCE showing a Midianite Temple model. Then, at those times the Pharaohs from Egypt use to send experts and metal smiths from the Land of Midian to extract the copper from Timna, a short distance north of Eilat.
One item is of particular interest, the copper snake with a gilded head found in the shrine, pertaining to the eras of Biblical Nechushtan.
A paradise for stamps lovers the Philatelic Pavilion
This is a paradise for lovers of stamps. This pavilion is about the history of the postal service in Eretz Israel from the mid 19th century until the founding of the State in 1948.
You’ll find here even a mail truck of those times such as envelopes, aerogram, letters and photographs, as well as telephones and mailboxes.
On display there are rare philatelic displays or rare stamps.
In addition to the permanent exhibits, the Eretz Israel Museums offers many temporary exhibitions, youth activities and cultural events.
The Planetarium for children over the age of five
The planetarium is for children over the age of five and has a cost of NIS 23. The shows are Sunday to Thursday at 11:30 and 12:30 and Friday and Saturdays at 11:00 and 12:00.
Something for everyone in the family
If you want to enjoy the whole museum, I suggest you dedicate the day or most of it to this visit.
This is a visit through time of this land of ours, its history, culture and art in many in depth exhibitions.
There is a well stocked gift shop on the premises.
Address: 2 Haim Levanon St, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv
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