IL BLM – Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem – April 2017

Festive Passover at the BLMJ

Wed – Sun| April 12-16 | 10:00-17:00 

The whole family is invited, 12–16 April, to celebrate a very festive Passover. Come and visit the BLMJ and discover secret pyramids, juggle with a bewildered Egyptian magician, decode hieroglyphics, enjoy our Ancient Egyptian one-man theatrical shows, learn how papyrus was produced and more…

In the “Exodus Tent” there are amazing arts and crafts projects for only 20 NIS!

A week before Passover, when the kids are already on holiday from school, between 2–6 April, you and your family are invited to the BLMJ to take a special “Pharaoh’s Dreams” tour; with challenging missions, decoding ancient texts and  mathematical puzzles, plus a chance to return of the glamour of  Purim with hip Egyptian costumes. The tour concludes with an arts and crafts workshop for children, in which they make their own unique signet rings.

In addition, the BLMJ had launched a new game app. The app includes riddles, missions, and interactive games, which leads you from gallery to gallery during your visit (Hebrew only).

For more information visit our website:

April Gallery Talk

See the new exhibitions through the eyes of the curators and hear their personal perspective in a special behind the scenes tour.

Gallery Talk- Exodus: Remembrance and Identity

Wednesday| April 5,2017| 19:30 | Galya Polak, Senior BLMJ Guide | Hebrew

Gallery Talk- Jerusalem in Babylon (30 min.)

Friday | April,7,2017 | 12:00 | Meiri Ori, Curator | Hebrew

Gallery Talk- Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece

Friday | April,21,2017 | 12:00 | Hebrew

Limited number of places available! For further information:  , 02-5611066

Wednesdays | 19:30 | Free with Museum admission

5/4/17  Gallery Talk – Exodus: Remembrance and Identity, Galya Polak, Senior BLMJ Guide, Hebrew

12/4/17 – Passover Holiday – no lecture

19/4/17 –  Did David Betray his People? A Fresh Look at an Old Text (Samuel I, chapters 27-29), Prof Yael Shemesh, Bar Ilan Univ., (Hebrew)

26/4/17 –  All thes All these, being men of war, that could order the battle array”(Chronicles Chapter 12 Hebrew Soldiers Throughout The Ages

in cooperation with the Old Yishuv Court Museum, Hebrew

Lost at the Museum – Self Guided Activity for the Whole Family

Every Saturday | 10:00-14:00 

A fascinating family activity in search of treasures of the ancient world.

Royalty and wizardry invites you on a spectacular journey in search of lost heirlooms! Using an Adventure Book and a special map, we will look for shiny jewelry and hunting tools that have disappeared in the Museum and discover ancient spells and mysterious papyrus writings.

At the Magic Hut we will help the wizard find his magical artefacts! Special seals which he made into talismans, demon traps for protection, ancient incantations and papyrus scrolls hidden away in the museum and reveled through encrypted writings and secret missions. Join the journey of the wizard in search of his lost artefacts!

Tickets: Museum admission is free for kids! Price for activity: 25 NIS.

Exhibition – Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece

The exhibition will include a display of ceramic artifacts which are decorated with scenes from Greek Mythology. The scenes depicted on the artifacts open a window to Greek Mythology, to its heroes and Gods, and to everyday life in Ancient Greece.
The exhibition takes us back to Ancient Greece with its rich culture, infused with Eros, entertainment, sports, education, and even war; Zeus, Hera, Athena, Apollo, Hermes, Nike, Hercules, Achilles; Gods, warriors, Heroines, athletes, brides, wed women and children, all become alive between the Museum walls.
Curator: Dr. Silvia Rozenberg.

Exhibition – In the Valley of David and Goliath

Have we found evidence of King David’s footprints in the Elah Valley?

In the Elah Valley, between Azekah and Sokho – the setting of the famous biblical battle between David and Goliath – laid the ruins of mysterious ancient city on a hilltop known today as Khirbet Qeiyafa. Who lived in this anonymous city during the time of King David? Could we have found the biblical Sha’araim – literally the city of two gates, mentioned in the Bible in the description of the battle between David and Goliath?

You will see the original finds from the city’s ruins, its structures, gates, dwellings and many other remarkable artifacts.  Join us for an archeological adventure, where the fascinating finds will be on display for the first time.

Daily Guided Tours – New and main Exhibition:
Sun-Fri: English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00

Additional tours on Wednesdays: English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00.

Saturdays (Hebrew only): 11:30am

Wednesdays from 4 PM and Saturdays – free admission for children!

Introductory film to the museum – screened daily.


Permanent Exhibition

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem houses one of the most important collections of ancient Near Eastern artifacts, from the dawn of civilization to the period of the Talmud. The exhibits shed a light on the world of the peoples of the Bible.

Classic gems

Classic works of art which illustrate the influence of Hellenistic culture on Italian art, during the classic period.

Roman Fresco Room

A collection which is the only one of its kind in Israel, displaying classic Roman Frescos originating from the villas of the suburbs of Pompei, Italy. Viewing by request only.

DIONYSUS:  Wine & Divine

A brief encounter with the god of wine, intoxication and ecstasy, and his frenzied entourage in this display of enchanting artifacts, many of which are being exhibited for the first time.

Celebrate your next event with us!

Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Conferences, Corporate Events and Receptions

Hold your next event at the Museum and enjoy a unique atmosphere and a once in a lifetime experience including private tours of the Museum and excellent catering. Exclusive use of the Museum, auditorium, reception halls and the Biblical Garden can all be made available just for you.

For further information and reservations:

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Gifts for the holidays * Jewelry * Judaica * Games * Unique replicas of museum exhibits * Catalogues and book * Gifts for homes and offices

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  • Daily guided tours of the Permanent Exhibition, free with admission:

Sunday – Friday                                        English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00

Additional tour on Wednesdays           English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00

Saturday                                                    Hebrew 11:30

  • Audio guides of the Permanent Exhibition in Hebrew and English, for self-tours of the Museum
  • Reserve tours in additional languages and for groups in advance:
  • Price: 22-44 NIS. Tel: 02-5611066. Address: 21 Stephen Wise, Museum Row, Jerusalem.

General Information 

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem (BLMJ), located on Museum Row in the heart of the modern cultural center of Jerusalem, is a museum of archeology and history. The museum is considered to be the only one in the world designed according to a biblical perspective, displaying the history of lands and nations mentioned in the Bible, such as the Babylonians, the Persians and the Egyptians. The permanent collection houses thousands of artefacts which reveal thousands of years of history, from the dawn of civilization to the Early Christian Era, making up one of the most important and fascinating collections in the field. Founded in 1992 by the late Dr. Elie Borowski and his wife Batya, the Bible Lands Museum’s extensive collection of ancient art and archaeology helps visitors gain a more intimate understanding of biblical history and the heritage of the Bible. BLMJ has earned international acclaim as a universal center for cultural and educational programming. It leads innovative tours for school children, presents weekly lectures, and offers a variety of courses for adults. The Museum is a vibrant cultural institution offering creative programs for families, changing exhibitions and a rich array of activities throughout the year.

21  Stefan Wise St., Museum Row

  • Admission fees – Adults: 44 NIS. Child (5-18)/Student/Soldier/Disabled/New Oleh/Senior Citizen: 22 NIS. Senior Citizen (non-Israeli): 35 NIS.

Wednesdays from 4 PM and Saturdays – free admission for kids! Curtesy of the Friends of the Museum.

  • Please note: Parking arrangements have been changed in the shared parking lot of the BLMJ and the Israel Museum – only visitors to the museums will be allowed to park and will be asked to present museum entrance tickets upon leaving the parking lot.
  • Enjoy special discounts on museum entrance fees.  Bring your paid ticket receipt from the BLMJ to the Israel Museum or the Bloomfield Science Museum, to receive discounts on entrance within the same week.

All Museum programs are subject to change.



AMZ – Predavanje dr. sc. Željke Bedić ‘BIOARHEOLOGIJA – život i smrt starih Žumberčana’

Arheološki muzej u Zagrebu Vas poziva na predavanje dr. sc. Željke Bedić

život i smrt starih Žumberčana

u srijedu, 29. ožujka u 12 sati
u prostorijama Arheološkog muzeja

Dr. sc. Željka Bedić iz Antropološkog centra Hrvatske akademije znanosti i umjetnosti ispričati će nam kako je živjela novovjekovna populacija na Žumberku i koji su bili svakodnevni izazovi s kojima se susretala. Osim uobičajenih pokazatelja zdravlja poseban naglasak će biti na rijetke i specifične bolesti od kojih su neke po prvi puta zabilježene u hrvatskom osteološkom materijalu iz arheološkog

AMZ – Predavanje Filipa Frankovića ‘Trojanski rat – Homerov mit i povijesna istina kasnog brončanog doba’

Arheološki muzej u Zagrebu Vas poziva na predavanje Filipa Frankovića

Trojanski rat – Homerov mit i povijesna istina kasnog brončanog doba

u utorak, 28. ožujka 2017. u 19 sati
u prostorijama Arheološkog muizeja

Homerova djela Ilijada i Odiseja ostavila su neizbrisiv trag u kontekstu zapadne civilizacije. Od samih početaka arheologije kao znanstvene discipline, brojni istraživači posvetili su život pronalaženju dokaza za povijesnu utemeljenost Trojanskog rata. Iako njihovi napori nikada nisu uspjeli jasno potvrditi taj događaj, brojna istraživanja u drugoj polovici 19. i prvoj polovici 20. stoljeća otkrila su do tada zaboravljenu civilizaciju brončanog doba Grčke. Tijekom godina Homerovi epovi značajno su utjecali na percepciju arheološke građe kasnog brončanog doba Egeide. Ovo predavanje nastoji pojasniti odnos Homerovih epova i kasnog brončanog doba Egeide iz drugačije perspektive, istražujući povijesna zbivanja kasnog brončanog doba koja su mogla poslužiti kao inspiracija za stvaranje mita o Trojanskom ratu.

Predavanje drži Filip Franković, zaposlenik Arheološkog muzeja u Zagrebu i doktorski student Sveučilišta u Heidelbergu. Specijalizirao se za kasno brončano doba Egeide, a glavni istraživački interes su mu ikonografija te kontakti Egeide i Male Azije. Stalni je član istraživačkog tima te nadzornik sonde na kasnobrončanodobnom lokalitetu Knossos na Kreti.



AMZ – Otvorenje izložbe ‘Anamneza – povijest bolesti u antičkom svijetu’

četvrtak, 30. ožujka 2017. godine u 19 sati u Arheološkom muzeju u Zagrebu otvara se izložba Anamneza – povijest bolesti u antičkom svijetu. 

Na izložbi će biti prikazan dio jedne od najvećih zbirki rimskog medicinskog pribora u Europi. Pričom o liječenju u antičko vrijeme predstavljamo Zbirku povodom 35. godišnjice od njezine prve stručne objave. U svjetlu suvremenih trendova u medicini, naglasak izložbe je na povijesti bolesti, anamnezi, ideji koju su počeli razvijati antički liječnici, a od iznimne je važnosti i danas. Izložbu prati niz predavanja i radionica koje će biti realizirane uz podršku brojnih suradnika; Medicinskog fakulteta u Zagrebu, Škole narodnog zdravlja „Andrija Štampar“, Hrvatske akademije znanosti i umjetnosti, Zdravstvenog Veleučilišta Zagreb, Škole za medicinske sestre Vinogradska te mnogih drugih. Vrijednost projekta prepoznali su i podržali Grad Zagreb i Ministarstvo kulture RH.

Izložba je otvorena do 14. lipnja 2017. godine.

O izložbi „Anamneza – povijest bolesti u antičkom svijetu“Arheološki muzej u Zagrebu čuva Zbirku medicinskog i kozmetičkog pribora iz Siska, jednu od najvećih zbirki medicinskih instrumenata u Europi, koju predstavljamo povodom 35. godišnjice od njezine prve stručne objave.

Kako je bolest sastavni dio ljudskog života, od najranijeg se vremena mogu pratiti pokušaji da je se objasni i da joj se odupre. Taj proces započinje magijskim i božanskim utjecajima na zdravlje ljudi, u kojem, uz božanstva, glavnu ulogu posrednika pri ozdravljenju imaju svećenici. Stoga se izložba otvara prikazom izabranih božanstva liječenja kao što su Apolon, Asklepije, Higieja i dr.

Razvojem filozofije i znanosti, uzroci bolesti počinju se tražiti u prirodi ljudskog organizma. Hipokratov način razmišljanja promijenio je iz temelja antičku medicinu, a na njegovom tragu stoljećima ostaju brojni grčki i rimski liječnici. Pregled tog procesa prikazan je s naglaskom na antičko poimanje ljudskog organizma, što utječe na njega te kakav pristup liječnik ima prema bolesti i oboljelom.

Slijedeći Hipokratov nauk ulazi se u prostor posvećen farmaciji. Prikazom prikupljanja, pripreme i skladištenja sastojaka ukazuje se na niz ljekovitih pripravaka koji oboljelom stoje na raspolaganju.

Kao posljednji korak pri liječenju, onaj koji se primjenjuje samo kada je to neizbježno, navodi se nekoliko invazivnih zahvata. Izabrani su prema njihovoj učestalosti u antičko (prijelomi, ratne ozljede) ili današnje vrijeme (operacija sive mrene, vađenje kamenaca) te zanimljivosti samog postupka (trepanacija, venesekcija). Kao potvrda prikazanih zahvata izlaže se i osteološki materijal s tragovima ozljeda ili zahvata koje upućuju na uspješno liječenje.

Obljetnica vezana uz Zbirku rimskih medicinskih i farmaceutskih instrumenata iz Siska Arheološkog muzeja u Zagrebu veže se uz još jednu veliku obljetnicu, stotinu godina od osnutka Medicinskog fakulteta u Zagrebu. Stoga smo u Arheološkom muzeju u Zagrebu tijekom travnja, svibnja i lipnja  2017. godine, za različite dobne skupine posjetitelja, pripremili niz radionica i popularno-znanstvenih predavanja na temu zdravlja sa suradnicima Medicinskim fakultetom u Zagrebu, Školom narodnog zdravlja „Andrija Štampar“, Hrvatskom akademijom znanosti i umjetnosti, Zdravstvenim Veleučilištem Zagreb, Školom za medicinske sestre Vinogradska, Gradskom ljekarnom Zagreb i mnogim drugima.

Autori izložbe su Slađana Latinović (Arheološki muzej Zagreb), Sunčica Nagradić Habus i Danijel Lončar. Vrijednost projekta prepoznali su i podržali Grad Zagreb i Ministarstvo kulture RH.



SEQS 2017 – Tautavel, Eastern Pyrenees, France

SEQS 2017 – Tautavel, Eastern Pyrenees, France
INQUA – SACCOM Commission on Stratigraphy and Chronology
INQUA – SEQS Section on European Quaternary Stratigraphy

Quaternary stratigraphy and hominids around Europe:
Tautavel (Eastern Pyrenees).
Tautavel, France, 11 – 15 September 2017

Preliminary programme:

Sunday 10th of September 2017 Arrival in Tautavel
Sunday 10th of September 2017 Workshop: INQUA IFG SACCOM SEQS-DATESTRA a Database of Quaternary Stratigraphy of Europe
Monday 11th – Tuesday 12th Meeting, presentations and business meeting
Wednesday 13th– Friday 15th Fieldtrip
Saturday 16th September Departure from Tautavel

□ Mr.               □ Mrs.
First Name
Post code/City
e-mail address

I intend to give a presentation:     □ oral                               □ poster                      □ none

Indicative sessions

  1. Quaternary stratigraphy and its relationships with tectonics and climate.
  2. Assessing chronology of Quaternary stratigraphy: certainties, problems, limits and new perspectives
  3. Archaeological deposits and Quaternary stratigraphy
  4. Biostratigraphy across Europe: new data and perspectives for Quaternary stratigraphy.
  5. DATESTRA, a Database of Terrestrial Quaternary Stratigraphy of Europe.


Preliminary Title (please indicate the session):

□         I intend to contribute to the Proceedings Volume (special issue of Quaternary International)
□         I intended to participate in the field trip

Payment for conference are estimated around 100 Euros (including coffee breaks, lunches and meeting materials) and field trip will be probably about 300 Euros (including transportation, accommodation, breakfast, lunches and dinners). For final costs and fees please refer to the first circular in Spring 2017. Financial support by INQUA for PhD students, Early Career Researchers and low DGP countries will be probably available.

Please return this pre-registration form until 20 of April 2017 to Pierluigi Pieruccini –

UPVD Université de Perpignan, France
CERP – Centre Européen de Recherches Préhistoriques Tautavel, France
UMR 7194 CNRS CERP-MNHN Paris, France
INQUA – SACCOM Commission on Stratigraphy and Chronology
INQUA – SEQS Section on European Quaternary Stratigraphy

Preliminary Programme

Sunday10th Workshop: INQUA IFG SACCOM SEQS-DATESTRA a Database of Quaternary Stratigraphy of Europe

The participation to the workshop is open to all you who are interested to participate to the IFG activities. More information on:

Monday 11th Meeting at the Meeting hall of the Centre Européen de Recherches Préhistoriques in Tautavel

Tuesday 12th Meeting at the Meeting hall of the Centre Européen de Recherches Préhistoriques in Tautavel – SEQS Bussiness Meeting

Wednesday 13th – Caune de l’Arago, Middle Pleistocene sequence, Prehistory Museum and European Research Centre of Tautavel. Visit to the palaeontological, archeological and palaeoanthropological collections (Homo heidelbergensis, Arago XXI)

Thursday 14th   Alluvial terraces and alluvial sequenze along the coastal rivers (Tet, Tech and others)

Friday 15th Coastal and continental sequences: Ramaldis Cave (Port La Nouvelle), Arbreda Cave (Catalonia), Olot: volcanic sequences.

Local Scientific and Organizing Board

Vincenzo Celiberti, Marc Calvet, Magali Delmas, Thibaud Saos, Sophie Grégoire, AnneMarie Moigne, Christian Perrenoud
Université de Perpignan – CERP Tautavel – UMR 7194 CNRS CERP-MNHN Paris

The organization of the DATESTRA Workshop of Sunday 10th depends on the INQUA IFG 2017 Grant acceptance  

See you in Tautavel!!


E-mailom dr. Maja Andrič

5th Regional scientific meeting on Quaternary geology and Final conference of the LoLADRIA project “Submerged Pleistocene landscapes of the Adriatic Sea”

5th Regional scientific meeting on Quaternary geology and
Final conference of the LoLADRIA project “Submerged Pleistocene landscapes of the Adriatic Sea”
9 – 10 November 2017, Starigrad-Paklenica, Croatia

Croatian National INQUA Committee (the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Department for Natural Sciences, the Institute of Quaternary Paleontology and Geology), Slovenian National INQUA Committee (Slovenian Geological Society), Geological Survey of Slovenia and Croatian Geological Survey

Organizing and Scientific Committee:
Ljerka Marjanac, Jadranka Barešić, Miloš Bavec, Goran Durn, Sanja Faivre, Lidija Galović, Hazim Hrvatović, Petra Jamšek Rupnik, Mladen Juračić, Ivor Karavanić, Tihomir Marjanac, Miko Slobodan, Giovanni Monegato,Tomislav Popit, Cesare Ravazzi, Jürgen Reitner, Maša Surić, Zaviša Šimac, Lara Wacha, Manja Žebre

Date and Venue:
9 – 10 November 2017, Starigrad-Paklenica, Croatia

Official language:

megadisasters, earthqakes, asteroid impacts, tsunamis, slope processes, floods, Quaternary stratigraphy, sedimentology, limnology, modern and past glacial and periglacial environments, geomorphology, geoarchaeology, geoheritage, geoconservation

Registration deadline: 1 May 2017
Online registration will open on March 15th

Registration fee payment deadline: 1 July 2017
Registration fees
Regular participant – 100 € if you register before deadline
Regular participant – 125 € after July 15th
Students, PhD students and postdoc – 50 € before deadline, or 65 € later (includes Abstracts, coffee breaks and welcome cocktail)

Payment instructions:
Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 11, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia BANK NAME: PRIVREDNA BANKA ZAGREB
ADDRESS: RAČKOGA 6, 10000 Zagreb
ACC. NO. :702000-132344-281
IBAN: HR67 2340 0091 5102 9668 600
Please indicate: INQUA 2017 + participants’ name

Field trips will be announced in April
Pre-meeting 3 day field trip: Slovenia – Croatia Post-meeting 2 day field trip: Croatia

Abstract submission deadline: 1 September 2017
Maximum 2 A4 pages (700 words max + 1 figure and references) Instructions will be provided


E-mailom dr. Maja Andrič