The Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery is an amazing opportunity to peer back across the ages to see what daily life was like in ancient times. The 250 artifacts from the National Treasures of Israel, on long-term collection from the Israel Antiquities Authority, are exhibited in life-like settings. We are privileged to be one of only eight museums in the world, and the only one in the Southeast US, to have such a collection.
Life of the Shepherd: See artifacts dating as far back as the Paleolithic Period (24,000 BCE and earlier) through the period of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs. Stone Age tools, Iron Age pottery, and more can be seen here.
Life of the Farmer: Ancient millstones as well as old farming implements are part of this display.
Old Testament Period Tomb: Learn more about burial practices in Old Testament times through this replica of a real tomb found in Jerusalem, including funeral dowry artifacts.
New Testament Period Tomb: This exhibit includes three Herodian Period (37 BCE-70 CE) bone boxes, as well as a stone sarcophagus.
Old Testament Period House: Peer into a house from ancient times and see pottery, oil lamps, storage jars, and more.
New Testament Period House: In the Roman period house, visitors see coins, column bases and capitals, glass containers, pottery, and Byzantine period pieces including pieces of a chancel screen and holy water font.
Life of the Fisherman: Ancient anchors, net weights and more help offer a better understand fishing practices around the Sea of Galilee, as well as the Murex shell industry of the Mediterranean.
Undersea Ship Disaster Exhibit: See amphorae and other storage jars that were found in underwater archaeological excavations.
Admission to the Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery is included in all of our program pricing, so that all of our visitors may experience this amazing collection of biblical period artifacts!
We want to say a special thank you to the Israel Antiquities Authority for their continued support and partnership.