The First Jesus Museum in Israel Is Resurrected on Via Dolorosa

The Franciscans have reopened their museum in the Old City of Jerusalem’s Church of the Flagellation — the first dedicated to the life and times of Christ

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The entrance to the Church of the Flagellation, where the Terra Sancta Museum is located.
The entrance to the Church of the Flagellation, where the Terra Sancta Museum is located.Credit: Emil salman
Moshe Gilad
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Exhibits in the Terra Sancta Museum. Some have been stored for 100 years and have never been displayed.Credit: Emil Salman
Parts of the museum date to the Byzantine era (about 1,500 years old) and the Crusader period (about 1,000 years ago).Credit: Emil Salman
Exhibits in the Terra Sancta Museum revealing the way people lived in the times of Jesus. Credit: Emil Salman
Inside the Monastery of the Flagellation. The museum building is very old: One section, which bears the name Herod’s House (where three nuns currently live), is 2,000 years old. Credit: Emil Salman
Exhibits in the Terra Sancta Museum. Credit: Emil Salman
Visitors are walking inside the Monastery of the Flagellation. Credit: Emil Salman

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