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  • Dubai Museum.
  • Dubai's next iconic landmark - "Dubai's Museum of the Future: A new world icon?"
  • List of museums in the United Arab Emirates
    • Dubai Miracle Garden - flower garden located in the district of Dubailand. The garden was launched on Valentine's Day in 2013. The garden occupies over 72,000 square metres (780,000 sq ft), making it the world's largest natural flower garden featuring over 50 million flowers and 250 million plants.
    • DUBAI MUSEUM - since 1971. The main museum in Dubai. It is located in the Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1787 and is the oldest existing building in Dubai.
    • Museum of the Future - "Where The Future Lives." The Museum of the Future welcomes people of all ages to see, touch, and shape our shared future. Go on a journey through possible futures and bring hope and knowledge back to the present. Located in the Financial District of Dubai, the Museum of the Future has three main elements: green hill, building, and void.
  • Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
  • Ancient altar rediscovered in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre - "Pressed against a wall in a back corridor of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a stone slab bore testimony only to the graffiti etched on it by multitudes of pilgrims through the ages."
  • Israel unveils parts of Herod's palace Herodium buried by Judean king - "Herodium, a hugely popular tourism destination, is near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank but falls in an area where Israel exercises full military and civilian control."
    • Bible Lands Museum - Jerusalen. Explores the culture of the peoples mentioned in the Bible, among them the ancient Egyptians, Canaanites, Philistines, Arameans, Hittites, Elamites, Phoenicians and Persians. The aim of the museum is to put these peoples into historical context.
    • Caesarea - the ancient town was built by Herod the Great about 25–13 BCE as the port city Caesarea Maritima.
    • Dead Sea scrolls study raises new questions over texts' origins - "Salts used on Temple scroll are not common to Dead Sea region, researchers find."
    • ISRAEL MUSEUM - Jerusalen. Founded in 1965 as Israel's national museum. Among the unique objects on display are a carved female figurine considered the oldest artwork in the world; the interior of a 1736 synagogue from Suriname; necklaces worn by Jewish brides in Yemen; a mosaic Islamic prayer niche from 17th-century Persia; and a nail attesting to the practice of crucifixion in Jesus’ time. An urn-shaped building on the grounds of the museum, the Shrine of the Book, houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and artifacts discovered at Masada.
    • Masada - ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel situated on top of an isolated rock plateau, akin to a mesa. It is located on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea 20 km (12 mi) east of Arad. According to Josephus, the siege of Masada by Roman troops at the end of the First Jewish–Roman War ended in the mass suicide of 960 people, the Sicarii rebels and their families who were hiding there. Masada is one of Israel's most popular tourist attractions.
    • Qumran - archaeological site in the West Bank. It is located on a dry marl plateau about 1.5 km (1 mi) from the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea. It is best known as the settlement nearest to the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were hidden, caves in the sheer desert cliffs and beneath, in the marl terrace.
    • Shrine of the Book - wing of the Israel Museum in the Givat Ram neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in 1947–56 in 11 caves in and around the Wadi Qumran.
    • Western Wall or Wailing Wall - an ancient limestone wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is a relatively small segment of a far longer ancient retaining wall, known also in its entirety as the "Western Wall". The wall was originally erected as part of the expansion of the Second Jewish Temple begun by Herod the Great. The Western Wall is considered holy due to its connection to the Temple Mount. Because of the Temple Mount entry restrictions, the Wall is the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray, though the holiest site in the Jewish faith lies behind it.
    • Yad Vashem - Israel's official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. It is dedicated to preserving the memory of the dead; honoring Jews who fought against their Nazi oppressors and Gentiles who selflessly aided Jews in need; and researching the phenomenon of the Holocaust in particular and genocide in general, with the aim of avoiding such events in the future. Yad Vashem is the second-most-visited Israeli tourist site, after the Western Wall, with approximately one million visitors each year. It does not charge any fee for admission.
  • Petra, Ma'an Governorate.
    • PETRA - a symbol of Jordan, as well as Jordan's most-visited tourist attraction. A historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system.
    • The Jordan Museum - located in Ras Al-Ein district of Amman. Built in 2014, the museum is the largest museum in Jordan and hosts the country's most important archaeological findings, including the 7500 BC 'Ain Ghazal statues which are regarded as one of the oldest human statues ever made by human civilization, animal bones dating back to 1.5 million years and Copper Scroll from the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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