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The Shrine of the Book
Model of Jerusalem
Youth Wing
Campus Renewal

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Celebrating Summer
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Rock Concert with Shalom Hanoch and Contact Point: Exciting Encounters Between Art and Artists
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Looking In, Looking Out: The Window in Art
In the Youth Wing
Women`s Tales: Four Leading Israeli Jewelers
in the Ticho House
Winners of the Israel Museum Ben-Yitzhak Award for the Illustration of a Children`s Book, 2010
In the Youth Wing Auditorium
West Meets East: The Story of the Rockefeller Museum
at the Rockefeller Museum
Watch the museum grow!
Live webcam from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
The Art Garden and the galleries in the main building are closed
due to the comprehensive campus renewal at the Israel Museum.

The Shrine of the Book

The Shrine of the Book is the home of several exceptional archaeological finds: the Dead Sea Scrolls and other rare ancient manuscripts. The dome covers a structure which is two-thirds below the ground, and is reflected in a pool of water that surrounds it.

The striking juxtaposition of the white dome and black basalt wall, precise and opposing geometrical shapes, creates a monumental effect and contributes an extraordinary phenomenon in the Israeli landscape. 

Now on exhibit at the Shrine of the Book:

Explore the Great Isaiah Scroll
Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls
The Qumran Community
The Qumran Library
The Building and the Shrine Complex
Interactive Tours of the Shrine Complex
A Wandering Bible: The Aleppo Codex
Dorot Foundation Dead Sea Scrolls Information and Study Center
The Dead Sea Scrolls and Contemporary Culture Conference Webcast

The Shrine of the Book
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
POB 71117, Jerusalem 91710

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Tel. 972-2-670-8859
Fax. 972-2-563-3695

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Archaeology Wing
Judaica and Jewish Ethnography
Art Wing
Youth Wing
Art Garden
Shrine of the Book
Ticho House
Rockefeller Museum
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