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The Semitic Museum houses over 40,000 Near Eastern artifacts, most of which derive from museum-sponsored excavations in Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Tunisia. The Museum is dedicated to the use of these collections for the teaching of Near Eastern archaeology, history, and culture.
"The Houses of Ancient Israel" gallery examines the daily life of an ancient Near Eastern agricultural family. The exhibit contains a full-scale replica of an Iron Age Israelite home.
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