Swords into Plowshares: The Isaiah Scroll and Its Message of Peace
Until August 15, 2008
Summer Art Camps in the Youth Wing
Art Marathon 2008
For children who love art (Hebrew)
Real Time: Art in Israel 1998-2008
Until August 30
Signs of Life: Animating Ticho House
Until September 26
Orphaned Art: Looted Art from the Holocaust in the Israel Museum
Until August 23
The Shrine of the Book
Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period
Youth Wing
Campus Renewal Project

Under Roman Rule


With the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE, and especially after the Bar-Kokhba revolt of 132 135 CE, the Roman style asserted itself throughout the land. The exhibition halls housing material from the second to fourth centuries CE are full of mosaics, sarcophagi, statues, and pottery bearing the human form, and at times even depicting erotic scenes. One of the Museum’s world-renowned masterpieces is the expressive bronze bust of the Roman emperor Hadrian, found in a field not far from Beth Shean. At the same time, however, Jewish culture and learning continued to flourish in Palestine. At the beginning of the third century CE the Mishnah (the first written collection of the Oral Law) was compiled under Rabbi Judah the Patriarch, establishing a normative Judaism which dominated Jewish life for centuries, and still holds sway among many Jews today.




Archaeology Wing
Judaica and Jewish Ethnography
Art Wing
Youth Wing
Art Garden
Shrine of the Book
Ticho House
Rockefeller Museum
BSmart בניית אתרים Sadna design