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Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East


"A Peek Into Semitic Culture"

The Harvard Semitic Museum was founded in 1889 and is dedicated to Near Eastern history and culture. The main focus of the museum is to explore the archaeological artifacts from holy lands like Jordan, Jerusalem, Syria and Tunisia. The museum has collectibles like ancient pottery, a remake of the throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres. The museum institute was the first to excavate the remains of Philistine cemetery. Apart from exhibiting ancient artifacts, the museum sponsors lectures for patrons in order to educate them on the culture and history of Western Asian regions. The three floors of the museum are dedicated to unique findings from their excavation like grave remains, ancient Israelite houses and patrons can learn a lot about the lifestyle of the Semitic regions.
6 Divinity Avenue, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States, 02138
Today: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM Closed Now
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Monday to Friday 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
"A Peek Into Semitic Culture"
The Harvard Semitic Museum was founded in 1889 and is dedicated to Near Eastern history and culture. The main focus of the museum is to explore the archaeological artifacts from holy lands like Jordan, Jerusalem, Syria and Tunisia. The museum has collectibles like ancient pottery, a remake of the throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres. The museum institute was the first to excavate the remains of Philistine cemetery. Apart from exhibiting ancient artifacts, the museum sponsors lectures for patrons in order to educate them on the culture and history of Western Asian regions. The three floors of the museum are dedicated to unique findings from their excavation like grave remains, ancient Israelite houses and patrons can learn a lot about the lifestyle of the Semitic regions.
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