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Terra Sancta Museum

Exploring Jerusalem

The Terra Sancta Museum is a must-visit attraction for anyone visiting Jerusalem. Located in the Old City, this museum offers an insightful journey into the history of the Holy Land. The museum is run by the Custody of the Holy Land, a Catholic organization responsible for the Christian holy sites in the region since the 14th century.

The Terra Sancta Museum is divided into several sections, each dedicated to a specific period in the history of the Holy Land. The first section covers the period from the Roman conquest of Jerusalem to the fall of the Byzantine Empire.

This section showcases artifacts from this period, including mosaic floors and pottery. It gives visitors a glimpse into the people who lived in the region during this time. The second section covers the Islamic conquest of Jerusalem to the Crusader period. This section features artifacts from this period, including weapons and armor, and offers visitors a look into the conflicts that shaped the region.

The third section covers the Crusader period to the present day. This section showcases the history of the Custody of the Holy Land and its role in preserving the Christian holy sites in the region. It also includes artifacts from the modern era, including photographs and documents.

One of the museum’s highlights is the multimedia exhibit that uses state-of-the-art technology to bring the history of the Holy Land to life. The exhibit includes 3D projections, interactive displays, and virtual reality experiences that allow visitors to experience the region’s history in a new and exciting way. Another notable exhibit in the museum is the collection of religious art and artifacts. The collection includes works by famous artists such as Caravaggio and rare manuscripts and relics.

Overall, the Terra Sancta Museum is a fascinating and educational attraction that provides visitors with a deeper understanding of the history and culture of the Holy Land. Whether you’re interested in art, history, or religion, this museum is worth a visit. Here is a link to the museum’s website!


Hi! My name is Arik, an Israeli native who dedicated his life to sharing my passion for the Holy Land with those interested in knowing more about this incredible piece of land. I’m the Chief Guide at ‘APT Private Tours in Israel’.

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