The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
   Bella and Harry Wexner Gallery  
Bella and Harry Wexner Gallery
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A centralized space for temporary exhibitions is located at the heart of the renewed Museum, adjacent to the entrances to the Wings for Archaeology, Jewish Art and Life, and the Fine Arts. Comprising 10,000 sq. ft. (930 sq. m.) of net area, the Wexner Gallery divides naturally into three equally scaled spaces and can host up to three exhibitions concurrently.

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Herod the Great: The King's Final Journey
February 13, 2013-January 4, 2014
Curators: Dudi Mevorach and Silvia Rozenberg

The first exhibition entirely dedicated to Herod the Great, Israel’s greatest builder and one of the most controversial figures in Jewish history. Large reconstructions and new finds from Herod’s palaces in Herodium, Jericho, and other sites are on display. Exhibited to the public for the very first time, these artifacts shed new light on the political, architectural, and aesthetic influence of Herod’s rule (37–4 BCE). Herod’s tomb – discovered at Herodium after a 40-year search by the late Prof. Ehud Netzer of the Hebrew University – holds pride of place. The exhibition is held in memory of Prof. Netzer, who fell to his death in 2010 on the site of his discovery.

Handle of a footed marble basin decorated with Seilenoi heads, the 1st century BCE. On loan from SAOJS

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