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Second Temple Period Model

Grounds of Israel Museum, Jerusalem 9195000, Israel
+972 2-643-7777
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Grounds of Israel Museum, Jerusalem 9195000, Israel
+972 2-643-7777
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The massive scale model of the Jerusalem City in the period of the Second Temple, some 2000 years, is a recommended first stop for a visit to Jerusalem. Having a local guide is a must to answer any questions you might have. It is amazing...More

Thank Oylin65
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Amodel of the city of 50-60000 citizens just before the war with Rome,all majo buildings and the Second Temple Dont miss it

Thank airport2015
Reviewed 30 May 2017

One of the very interesting and impressive features of the Israel Museum is the the large-scale model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period. This attraction is located outside the main museum buildings adjacent to the Shrine of the Rock. This is a huge (50:1...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We toured the Israel museum. We had a friend tell us a lot of amazing things about it. It wouldn't have been the same if he hadn't given us all the background that he did. It was better than having the the audio. The audio...More

Thank Calvin M
Reviewed 10 February 2017

A Highlight of visiting the Israel Museum. 1) This model will help you see and understand Jerusalem after King Herod completed his building spree 2,000 years ago. 2) Give yourself time here - it can easily take an hour. 3) Make sure you get headsets...More

Thank stephrab
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This large model was originally constructed at the Holy land Hotel in the 1950's at a time when Jews could not visit this part of old Jerusalem because in was within the borders of Jordan. Therefore this model was constructed to teach Jewish children what...More

Thank Gerry L
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This model relocated to the Israel Museum from the HolyLand Hotel is HUGE! You can get views from all around and read the informative placards. Wear a hat in the summer. There is no shade.

Thank April A
Reviewed 1 June 2016

It helps put the pieces together when you visit the Old City. It is located on the grounds of the Israel Museum and is part of your ticket. Whether you see the ruins before or after you will gain a better appreciation of Jerusalem.

Thank Lorne N
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

This model took four years to put together and is so impressive! It's amazing to be able to look at it and see how this beautiful city looked like back then. An absolute must-see!

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

I recommend visiting this model of the Old City of Jerusalem before heading to the Old City itself. Combining this visit with a trip to the Southern Wall Excavations at the Davidson Center in the Old City is magic! The steps you see in the...More

Thank April A
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