Exhibition marking the 20th Anniversary of the Museum
Beginning 01.01.13, Ending March 31st
Exhibition - Daily
PURE GOLD will reveal the secrets of this most magical of metals that have captivated humanity throughout history. Its unparalleled value is apparent from archaeological finds, historical records, myths and legends. Gold has earned its unrivalled reputation from its undiminishing value over time and its pliability enabling it to be shaped and molded into extremely intricate and elaborate designs. Gold plays an important role in the history of Jewish people. In the Bible, gold is mentioned more than any other metal, 385 instances. When it comes to the Hebrew language, a quick survey shows the richness of phrases and expressions that contain the word gold and which are used to express abundance, goodness, quality and beauty. On display will be a wide variety of gold jewelry and vessels from throughout the ancient world: a fantastic collection of Etruscan fibulae, breathtaking jewelry from Greece and Rome, belt-buckles worn by soldiers in ancient China and many other artifacts from Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia and the Black Sea Region.