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Haifa and the Northern Coast Sights

Hecht Museum

  • Abu Hushi St. Map It
  • Har Carmel

Updated 05/20/2013

Fodor's Review

It's worth the trip to Haifa University to see this museum's archaeological treasures. At the summit of Mt. Carmel, in the main campus tower (called Eshkol Tower), the collection spans the millennia from the Chalcolithic era to the Roman and Byzantine periods, concentrating on "The People of Israel in Eretz Israel." The artifacts include religious altars and lamps, Bronze Age figurines, inscribed seals from the biblical period, and a 2,400-year-old ship. Featured prominently

are finds from the excavations of Jerusalem's Temple Mount. A separate art wing displays a small collection of paintings, mostly impressionist works by Monet, Soutine, and Modigliani, among others. The roof observation deck, on the 27th floor, affords spectacular views. To get here, take Bus 37 from the Nof Hotel.

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Sight Information

Address:

Abu Hushi St., Haifa, 31905, Israel

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Phone:

04-825–7773

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Sun., Mon., Wed., and Thurs. 10–4; Tues. 10–7; Fri. and holiday eves 10–1; Sat. 10–2

Updated 05/20/2013

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