Two of the world’s greatest archaeological finds – the Gabriel Revelation Stone and a facsimile of the Isaiah Scroll, the oldest and most complete of the Dead Sea Scrolls – go on display in Hong Kong and China for the first time.
The Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong is proud to be a supporter of the exhibition "Temple, Scrolls and Divine Messengers: Archaeology of the Land of Israel in Roman Times" co-organized by the Asia Society Hong Kong Center and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, from 4 November 2014 to 25 January 2015 in Hong Kong.
Two of the world’s greatest archaeological finds – the Gabriel Revelation Stone, often called the "stone scroll", and a facsimile of the Isaiah Scroll, the oldest and most complete of the Dead Sea Scrolls – go on display in Hong Kong and China for the first time at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, along with some 50 key artefacts from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
This exhibition unravels the secrets and meanings behind the Gabriel Revelation Stone and the Isaiah Scroll, and through them, explores the significance of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period between the 1st century BCE and the 1st century CE. It not only examines the Gabriel Revelation Stone and the Isaiah Scroll within the historical, spiritual, material and social context of Judaism of the Second Temple era, but also looks at the life and times of the city’s inhabitants and the importance of their rituals and customs. In addition, the exhibition contains other rare items such as carved stone fragments from the Temple Mount complex, ossuaries and tools, glass and pottery from Jerusalem’s Herodian Quarter and Khirbet Qumran in the Dead Sea region.
Mr. Sagi Karni, Consul General of Israel in HK, delivers his opening remarks