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.