The Israel Museum holds a collection of approximately 500,000 objects, making it one of the leading art and archeology museums in the world. The archeology wing houses a tremendous collection of archaeological findings from the ancient land. The Shrine of the Book wing contains the Dead Sea Scrolls – the oldest biblical manuscripts.
The museum holds many other fascinating items; such as model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple era, and fine arts wing . Among the most unique objects are the interior of a 1736 synagogue from Suriname, and a nail attesting to crucifixion in Jesus’ time.