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Exhibition: Cradle of Christianity
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The “Credo” in Greek on a potsherd
Unprovenanced
6th–7th century CE

“To the place of trumpeting …,” Hebrew inscription on a parapet from the Temple Mount
Western Wall excavations at the south-western corner of the Temple Mount, Jerusalem
Herodian period, 1st century BCE

“No foreigner shall enter ...,” Greek inscription forbidding entry to the Temple
Jerusalem
Herodian period, 1st century BCE

Large jars
Jerusalem
Herodian period, 1st century CE

Elaborate ossuary of “Joseph son of Caiaphas”
Talpiot, Jerusalem
1st century CE

Latin dedicatory inscription mentioning Pontius Pilate, the procurator of Judea
Caesarea
26–36 CE

Ossuary of Judah son of Jesus
East Talpiot, Jerusalem
Herodian period, 1st century CE

Bread stamp decorated with images of Mary and Jesus, who holds a book with a cross on its cover, flanked by a pair of angels
Khirbet Dusawi (east of Gaza)
6th century CE

The Annunciation depicted on a pilgrim’s flask
Jerusalem
6th century CE

Mirror plaque decorated with crosses
Unprovenanced
4th–6th century CE

Chancel screen with a depiction of the cross on Golgotha
The church at Horvat Bata, Carmiel, Israel
6th century CE

Marble Tombstone with a Greek inscription and an engraved cross on steps
Shivta
7th century

Baptismal font hewn in stone in the shape of a cross
Central church at Herodium
6th century CE

Bread stamp divided into four parts by a cross
Tiberias
Early Muslim Period

Bronze censers from the Holy Land
Different sites in Israel: Southern Temple Mount, Beit Shean, Shoham, Yatir
Byzantine period

Glass oil lamps with wick holders suspended by bronze hanging devices
Shlomi & Evron, Western Galilee; Visitation Church, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, Israel
5th-7th century

Jesus blessing
Kibbutz Hanita, Western Galilee
6th century CE

Bronze chandelier with a cross in its center designed to hold seven glass oil lamps
Church at Dor, Israel
Byzantine period

Parchment folio from Acts of the Apostles in Christo-Palestinian Aramaic (Syriac)
Monastery of Casteilion, Hyrcania Valley, Judean Desert, Israel
6th century CE

Eulogia token with a depiction of the Adoration of the Magi
Beit Shean
6th-7th century

Bronze weight with a cross depicted inside an aedicula (shrine)
Beit Shean
5th-7th century

Bronze cross-pendants decorated with circles
From tombs at different places, Israel
6th-7th century

Pottery eulogia ampulla
Caesarea, Israel
Byzantine period

Local eulogia ampulla
Ramat Rahel
Byzantine period

The Adoration of the Magi depicted on eulogia tokens
Beth Shean and Samaria
Byzantine period

Pottery bowls with stamped motifs in the center
Provenance unknown
4th–5th century CE

Pottery eulogia ampulla
Outside the Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
Byzantine period

Zoomorphic vessel
Hagoshrim
Byzantine period

The Commentary on Habakkuk Scroll (1QpHab)
Qumran, Cave 1
1st century CE

The Thanksgiving Scroll (1QHa)
Qumran, Cave 1
Late 1st century BCE - early 1st century CE
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