The Wohl Archaeological Museum – Israel
The Wohl Archaeological Museum in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter houses a fascinating and unique underground display of artefacts and artwork dating back to the time of the Second Temple.
It preserves the remains of six houses from the Herodian period, discovered in 1967 during the excavation of the site for the construction of Yeshivat Hakotel, an early project funded by Maurice and Vivienne Wohl.
With their support, the Wohl Archaeological Museum was built opposite the yeshiva to house the many ancient artefacts discovered in the ruins. It is Israel’s largest indoor archaeological site and includes the oldest etching of the Temple Menorah, mikva’ot, spectacular mosaic floors, murals and a variety of household items which paint a vivid picture of daily existence in that era.
Nearly 50 years later, the Wohl Legacy is supporting the refurbishment of the museum in memory of Maurice and Vivienne Wohl, who cared deeply about the past, present and future of Israel and Jerusalem.