From the Land of the Bible. An Archaeological Exhibit Presented by the American Fund for Israel Institutions

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New York City, USA, 1953. Booklet, 8 pp., illustrations: 20 b&w, 24.8 × 17.8 cm. English.


Metropolitan Museum of Art (14 June–1 November 1953)


Ancient artworks and historical treasures from the Land of Israel. Introductory remarks by Louis M. Rabinowitz. Brief essay “The Power of Israel is Culture” by President of Israel, Yitzhak Ben-Tzvi. Images and explanatory text for 14 highlights from the exhibition. No itemized listing.


The exhibition was sponsored by the American Fund for Israel Institutions.

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minor keywords

Bet AlphaBet Shearim, catacombsCoinsDead Sea ScrollsOil lamps, ancientOssuaries/SarcophagiSeals/Stamps, ancientSynagogues, ancient, Eretz Israel

Other venues

Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., USA (10–27 January 1954); Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, Md., USA (February–March 1954); Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands (June–September 1954); British Museum, London, United Kingdom (26 October–31 December 1954)

Catalogs from other venues

#155 (London); #160 (Washington, D.C.)

Related publication

Israel Life and Letters. “From the Land of the Bible”, May–June 1953. Issue dedicated to the exhibition, with 21 essays on related topics, including: “Israel, an Archaeological Treasure House” (William F. Albright), “Archaeology and History” (Nelson Glueck), “Some Aspects of a Biblical Exhibition” (M. Avi-Yonah), “The Isaiah Scrolls” (Eleazar L. Sukenik), and “Lamps and Lights from Israel and the East” (Miriam Schaar Schloessinger).

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