Hey there, Ladies and Gents!

So, the lab is in complete pandemonium and we have been working around the clock to prepare the Jerusalem Day exhibit.

When we scheduled the opening of the new sifting site to the first Sunday in June, we were just planning on having a modest affair, and raising a toast with some long-time friends.
But when somebody opened a calendar and saw that our reopening comes out on Jerusalem day, we knew we had to do something bigger, and that’s when the idea for the exhibition was born.

At first, we were going to showcase a few dozen items, but we got a little carried away and we lost count around the 300th artifact. Its a good thing that some artifacts are currently being studied and cannot be shown, or we would have never been able to choose.
As it is, despite time constraints (these type of exhibitions are usually prepared over 3-6 months, not 3 weeks!) and the fact that we could never hope to encompass all aspects of the discoveries made by the project, we think we’ve done a pretty good job! However, with all this running around, we only had time to prepare item descriptions in Hebrew, so if you come to the exhibit – ask, and we’ll translate it for you on the spot!

So come along, and enjoy the show! We will showcase the sacred, the mundane, coins, weapons, architecture, and much more. Alongside the main exhibit will be 22 enigmatic items which, frankly, have us stumped – the public is encouraged to suggest solutions.

The exhibition Will take place for one day only, June 2nd, 11:00am – 9:00pm. Don’t miss it!

Haggai Cohen, the exhibition curator, sorting and selecting finds for the showcase.