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Address: Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

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A muse see when in Jerusalem

Probably one of the greatest models of any city anywhere. Extremely impressive. within the grounds of the magnificent Israel musuem

Reviewed 18 March 2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the greatest models of any city anywhere. Extremely impressive. within the grounds of the magnificent Israel musuem

Thank Jethro672
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The Holy Land model is a complete scale model of the old city of Jerusalem during Jesus time. The details of the model is just astounding! Pool of Bethesda, pool of siloam and many others. Do take time to visit the Shrine of the Book which houses the dead Sea scrolls. The many rituals that the pharisees go through are... More 

Thank Khuen555
Jerusalem, Israel
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518 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Model of the city of Jerusalem during the 2nd Temple period,done according the works of the archeologist AVI-YONA and the books of Joseph Ben Matatyay,Originally built in the hotel Holy Land,transfered ten years ago to the Israel Museum,in the Billy Rose Sculpture Garden

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San Jose, California
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170 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This miniaturized model of the city of Jerusalem gives visitors a chance to see how all the historic sites in Jerusalem fit together in relation to each other. It had previously been at another location near Mt. Hertzl, but know is on the grounds of the Israel Museum, a much more appropriate location. It is a to scale model with... More 

Thank Bay-Area-Grandma
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823 reviews
296 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Although we went in the freezing rain, it is a location that deserves some time to understand the ancient city. It is a great representation of old Jerusalem and well worth a visit.

Thank SBF2
New York City, New York
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150 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Located in the Israel Museum, this is a scale model of the Second Temple and its surroundings. The "artist" painstakingly researched details to show us the 2000 year old reality. (Be aware that some things may not have been as presented since some aspects of reality weren't recorded for posterity. This model, in some areas, is a best guess.) Take... More 

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44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Our pilgrimage with Footprints of God with Steve and Janet Ray brought us to this museum where the star attraction for me was the 50/1 scale city of Jerusalem in Christ's time. This sure helps understand where all these incredible events that shaped our salvation history took place. Do NOT leave Israel without seeing this!

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New Jersey
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220 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We traipsed [in our bus] over to Holyland and found a scale model of Etetz Yisrael with lots of highlights of the country enlarged so that you would know where you are going and will know what you will see. Sort of a stationary preview. I'm all into models and modeling, and have been for years, but I found this... More 

Thank Jerry W
York, United Kingdom
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600 reviews
284 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

Given that Jerusalem has been rebuilt 16 times what you see now is not really much like what it was in Jesus time. This model in the Israel museum really helps to visualise and put into context some of the bible stories that the old town layout now masks. Our local tour guide was a brilliant historian and his explanation... More 

Thank Yorkie137
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227 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

This is a very interesting historical model of Jerusalem which really provides a lot of perspective. You can walk around and discuss the various features, using the model as a guide.

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