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Russian Museum Review

Russian funding has given a glorious status to the gnarled sycamore that tradition identifies as the Tree of Zacchaeus, which the chief tax collector climbed to get a better look at Jesus (Luke 19:1–4). The Russian Museum was built as a Greek-style palace just behind the tree, and it houses an extensive collection of Russian art and ancient Palestinian artifacts. Behind the museum is a sprawling garden complex with lush green lawns and towering palm trees.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Medvedev St., Jericho
  • Phone: 02/231–3006
  • Cost: NIS 20
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 9–5
  • Location: Jericho
Updated: 05-29-2013

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