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Renovated Israel Museum in Jerusalem emphasizes culture, “human experience”

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/renovated_israel_museum_in_jerusalem_emphasizes_culture_human_experience_20

The curators did not need to look far past the museum’s front door in Jerusalem to understand what it was they had to tell. Only a few dozen miles away, in the Jordan Valley, ancient man paused 1.5 million years ago for several millennia on his trek out of Africa, finding a place for himself in the food chain among the beasts of the field before moving on. In Jerusalem itself, the great monotheistic religions took shape as intermediaries between man and the unknown.

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