Temple, Scrolls, and Divine Messengers: Archaeology of the Land of Israel in Roman Times

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Installation view of Temple, Scrolls, and Divine Messengers: Archaeology of the Land of Israel in Roman Times.
Installation view of Temple, Scrolls, and Divine Messengers: Archaeology of the Land of Israel in Roman Times.

Two of the world’s greatest archaeological finds – the Gabriel Revelation Stone, often called the “stone scroll” and a facsimile of the Isaiah Scroll, the oldest and most complete of the Dead Sea Scrolls, go on display in Hong Kong and China for the first time at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, along with some 50 key artifacts from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Temple, Scrolls, and Divine Messengers: Archaeology of the Land of Israel in Roman Times unravels the secrets and meanings behind the Gabriel Revelation Stone and the Isaiah Scroll, and through them, explores the significance of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period between the 1st century BCE and the 1st century CE. It not only examines the Gabriel Revelation Stone and the Isaiah Scroll within the historical, spiritual, material and social context of Judaism of the Second Temple era, but also looks at the life and times of the city’s inhabitants and the importance of their rituals and customs. In addition, the exhibition contains other rare items such as carved stone fragments from the Temple Mount complex, ossuaries and tools, glass and pottery from Jerusalem's Herodian Quarter and Khirbet Qumran in the Dead Sea region.The exhibition will be on view for a strictly limited 11-week season between November 4, 2014 and January 25, 2015 at the Chantal Miller Gallery.


 

Gallery Guided Tours
Installation view of Temple, Scrolls, and Divine Messengers: Archaeology of the Land of Israel in Roman Times.
Installation view of Temple, Scrolls, and Divine Messengers: Archaeology of the Land of Israel in Roman Times.
  English Cantonese
Fridays 2.30 pm 3.30 pm
Saturdays 2.30 pm 3.30 pm / 5pm
Sundays 2.30 pm 3.30 pm / 5pm
Last Thursday of November 7 pm  

*Each docent-led tour lasts for approximately 40 minutes. 
*No registration required.
*Tours gather at the main reception.

Free Family Tours

Held on selected weekends during the exhibition period, the family tours aim to engage families in activities that foster a deeper understanding of the exhibition. Designed for families with children, family tours provide creative, hands-on opportunities for children to explore the gallery with their parents or caregivers.

English Cantonese
November 8, 2014 (Saturday), 1pm - 2 pm November 22, 2014 (Saturday), 1 pm - 2 pm
December 6, 2014 (Saturday), 1 pm - 2 pm December 20, 2014 (Saturday), 1 pm - 2 pm
January 3, 2015 (Saturday), 1 pm - 2 pm January 17, 2015 (Saturday), 1 pm - 2 pm

* Admission to the exhibition is waived for participants of Family Tours.

Programs
Installation view of Temple, Scrolls, and Divine Messengers: Archaeology of the Land of Israel in Roman Times.
Installation view of Temple, Scrolls, and Divine Messengers: Archaeology of the Land of Israel in Roman Times.

In conjunction with the exhibition Temple, Scrolls, and Divine Messengers: Archaeology of the Land of Israel in Roman Times, Asia Society Hong Kong Center hosts a variety of related programming, including workshops and lectures.

Lectures:
The Discovery, Preservation and Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Archaeology in the Land of Israel
The Belief in Divine Beings in the Bible and Ancient Judaism
The Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Understanding the Bible and Judeo-Christian Traditions


Workshops:
Let’s learn about Hanukkah!
Christmas Tree and Ornaments for the Family
Become a Coin Archaeologist!

Film screenings (in association):
Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival 2014

Tours:
Educators' Tour
Bilingual Resource Guide 

 

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