The Israel Museum was founded in 1965 as Israel's national museum. It is situated on a hill in the Givat Ram neighborhood of Jerusalem. Among the unique objects on display is the Venus of Berekhat Ram considered the oldest artwork in the world; the interior of a 1736 Zedek ve Shalom synagogue from Suriname; necklaces worn by Jewish brides in Yemen; a mosaic Islamic prayer niche from 17th-century Persia; and a nail attesting to the practice of crucifixion in Jesus’ time. The Shrine of the Book, houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and artifacts discovered at Masada.
Attendance is about 827,000 per year.
Derech Ruppin, Jerusalem, Israel