Sunday, July 25

Israel Unwraps Major Museum Facelift (photo series)

Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum: home to the Dead Sea Scrolls, the world's oldest Biblical documents. (Dave Bender: All Rights Reserved)

After three years and 100 million U.S. dollars, the Israel Museum, founded in 1965, is about to pull the wraps off a near-total renovation.

The project, which covered every segment of the 20-acre (some 80,937 square meters) campus, "is the largest collective philanthropic effort ever undertaken for a single cultural institution in Israel," museum officials said in a statement.

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