Israel Museum opnar i dag ei stor utstilling om Herodes den store. Utstillinga er open 13. februar – 5. oktober 2013.
Eg har dessverre ikkje planlagt nokon besøk i Jerusalem i denne perioden, og satsar derfor på at utstillinga blir grundig dokumentert på nettet og i bokform.
Bildet viser herodiansk mur i vestmuren på tempelplassen i Jerusalem, nær det sørvestre hjørnet. Steinane i forgrunnen har lege der sidan dei raste ned då romarane tok staden i år 70.
Her er museets informasjon om utstillinga:
We are pleased to announce that the exhibition will be open to the public from
February 13, 2013-October 5, 2013
Location: Bella and Harry Wexner Gallery
Curator: Dudi Mevorach and Silvia Rozenberg
The first exhibition entirely dedicated to Herod the Great, Israel’s greatest builder and one of the most controversial figures in Jewish history. Large reconstructions and new finds from Herod’s palaces in Herodium, Jericho, and other sites are on display. Exhibited to the public for the very first time, these artifacts shed new light on the political, architectural, and aesthetic influence of Herod’s rule (37–4 BCE). Herod’s tomb – discovered at Herodium after a 40-year search by the late Prof. Ehud Netzer of the Hebrew University – holds pride of place. The exhibition is held in memory of Prof. Netzer, who fell to his death in 2010 on the site of his discovery.
Jerusalem Post skriv om utstillinga:
Monumental enough for Herod the Great?
The Israel Museum’s exhibit on the life and legacy of the controversial king opens this week.
World history has anointed few with the epithet “the Great.” He masterminded and engineered the Jerusalem Temple – among the most magnificent temples in the ancient world; the fortress-complex at Masada – the most-visited site in Israel; Caesarea – in its day, the largest all-weather harbor built in the open sea; imposing cities, aqueducts and, finally, Herodium – the most spacious palace known to us in the Greco-Roman world before the common era.
A giant who moved mountains, Herod was respected, feared and despised. Reckoning with Herod is indispensable to interpreting the historical and material landscape of Israel.