June 21: Museum of the Bible Hosts Media Preview of Newest Visiting Exhibit

Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to Overview First-Century Jewish Life

Museum of the Bible will hold a special preview for members of the media to give them a first look at its newest exhibit, Jerusalem and Rome: Cultures in Context in the First Century CE. The visiting exhibit is made available through The Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and will open to the public June 24 and run through June 2019. The $8 per guest admission price includes a tour.

The exhibit presents a selection of archaeological remains from Israel in the first century CE; tells the story of the developments in this era; examines the Great Jewish Revolt against Rome and the fall of Masada; and traces the continued existence of Judaism after the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple and the spread of Christianity. 


WHEN: Thursday, June 21, noon – 2 p.m. ET

WHERE: Museum of the Bible, 400 4th St. SW, Washington, D.C. (Federal Center SW Metro). Please enter through the museum's main entrance at 4th St. and D St. SW. The exhibit is located on the museum’s lower level.

WHAT: A special preview for members of the media to showcase Museum of the Bible’s newest visiting exhibit courtesy of The Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem and Rome: Cultures in Context in the First Century CE

The preview will begin at noon with a short panel discussion facilitated by Museum of the Bible Vice President of Curatorial Jeff Kloha, Ph.D., and feature Hebrew University Curator Gila Hurvitz and archeological experts Edward Morgan Cook, Ph.D., and Andrew David Gross, Ph.D.

RSVP: To RSVP, please contact motb@demoss.com. Exhibit previews are for working members of the media. To pass through security upon arrival, media must present a government-issued photo ID.

ON-SITE MEDIA CONTACT: Heather Cirmo, 213.864.6645 or motb@demoss.com

PARKING: There are no provisions for on-site parking for media at this event. Please plan accordingly.

Light refreshments will be served. 


About Museum of the Bible
Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the history, narrative and impact of the Bible. Admission to the museum is free with a suggested donation. A fly-through of the Museum is viewable here.

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