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26 March 2020

Medicine in the Terra Sancta: Symbol of International and Interreligious Charity

Jerusalem, 1785 In 1785 an epidemic of the plague swept the Holy Land. Years later, in 1898, Paolo Gaidano immortalized in a painting, the piety of the Franciscan friars who, without regard for ..

15 March 2020

Notice of temporary closure

In accordance with directives issued by the Government, the museum will remain closed from today until further communication. Keep following us on Facebook and Instagram! Have a nice Sunday.

12 March 2020

Design of the sacred: the new catalogue of liturgical vestments and fabrics

The new catalogue of the Terra Sancta Museum dedicated to sacred vestments, edited by Maria Pia Pettinau Vescina with the contribution of Danièle Véron-Denise, a well-known expert in liturgical and ..

3 March 2020

From the Ecole des Chartres to Jerusalem to study a 15th century manuscript

Interview with Geneviève Alday, student and archivist and paleographer in Paris, came to Jerusalem to make studies on a manuscript from the Archives of the Custody of the Holy Land. The ..

12 February 2020

Preparing the opening of the Terra Sancta Museum: The restoration of a mosaic found on Mt. Sion

The archaeologist Daniela Massara, researcher and curator of the archaelogical collection of the Terra Sancta Museum, brings us the discovery of a mosaic found in 1930.

29 January 2020

Reconstructing Lost Foundations: The search for the artistic patrimony of the Custody of the Holy Land

Claire Tallon, student of the Ecole du Louvre, Paris, gives us some findings from her bibliographic enquiry into the historic-artistic patrimony of the Custody of the Holy Land.

12 December 2019

A relic of the Holy Cradle returns to the Holy Land and its connection to the Holy Land Museum

A relic of the Holy Cradle of the child Jesus returned to Bethlehem as a gift from Pope Francis.

11 December 2019

Reopening of the construction site of the archaeological section of the Terra Sancta Museum

The first tasks dedicated to the consolidation and creation of new structures for the future museum displaying the archaeological discoveries of the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum have begun.

29 November 2019

Selected Works from the collections of the Terra Sancta Museum

A first English-language catalog to present the best of the collections of the Franciscans of the Holy Land and continue to build the Terra Sancta Museum.

27 November 2019

Witnesses of faith re-emerge from the past in the future shop of the Terra Sancta Museum

The walls of the future shop of the Terra Sancta Museum have preserved for centuries the names of travelers who passed through the convent of St. Saviour. They will remain forever as a memory of their pilgrimages.

11 November 2019

What profession would you have chosen? Working and choosing a profession in the first century of our era

The Gospels and biblical archaeology as a source for rediscovering the most common jobs in the time of Jesus.

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