Rockefeller Museum Courtyard
View all photos of Rockefeller Museum »
View larger aerial map of Rockefeller Museum »

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
318593
names
Rockefeller Museum
coordinates
31.784399° N, 35.235643° E
main dates
1927 constructed
styles/periods
categories

Timeline of Rockefeller Museum (1)

Essays on Rockefeller Museum (1)

  • Overview

    Located near Herod's Gate, and named for John D. Rockefeller, who financed its construction with a gift of $2 million in 1927, the Rockefeller Archaeological Museum is a treasury of regional archaeological finds ranging from the Stone Age to the 18th century. The museum's eclectic 1930s design is a Jerusalem landmark that combines elements of Byzantine, Islamic, and art deco, and includes a beautiful cloister garden set around a reflecting pool. The building was damaged during the Six-Day War, but thankfully the museum's displays were barely affected. Much of the collection was excavated in Acre and Galilee by American and English archaeologists during the first half of this century. The museum also holds a number of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the bulk of which are in the Israel Museum. view full text →

Comments on Rockefeller Museum

Do you have personal connections, insider information, memories, updates, or any other comments about Rockefeller Museum? Please share them with us!

Required. Can be up to 4000 characters (about 500 words). Please be relevant and polite.
Required. Will be displayed with your comment.
Required. Will not be displayed unless you check the box below.
Required. For spambot prevention.

If you prefer, you can send comments to us via e-mail at hello@gohistoric.com. Please include your name.

Article Info

Short URL
gohist.co/318593
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
First published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014

Historic Places Nearby