The Founders and the History of the Collection
When one day late in the autumn of 1943 Dr. Elie Borowski bought his first cylinders seal, he never suspected that he had set his feet on a path which would bring him to Jerusalem, to a museum built to house the work of a lifetime. That single seal is now one of the fourteen hundred seals and over four thousand objects in his collection.
The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem houses one of the world’s most important collections of ancient Near Eastern artefacts, illustrating the civilisations of the biblical period.
Glories of Ancient Greece
The reinstalled exhibition traces the development of Classical art over a period of 2,000 years. It showcases a rare collection of Greek pottery from 3,500 years ago, vases portraying scenes from Greek mythology, exquisite jewelry including a magnificent gold wreath from the Hellenistic period, necklaces, rare gold and crystal earrings and beautiful bracelets.
Roman Fresco Room
"From Pompeii to the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem", The Fresco Room at the Bible Lands Museum holds breathtaking wall paintings of the 1st century from the province of Campania in Italy. One of the prominent pieces from the collection is the "Erotic Scene of a Nude Nymph".