This collection, regularly enriched by donations, was incorporated, since the sixties, by Canon and Abbot J. Leconte Starcky through their acquisitions made during their stay in Palestine. In 1969 Bishop Haubtmann, rector of the Catholic Institute of Paris welcomed him to the present location. Today, the museum displays some 3,000 Palestinian objects from 5000 BC to 600 AD highlighted in a harmonic and modern museum. Objects include a death mask of stone dating from 7000 BC, 1st century jars, stone tablets engraved with cuneiform inscriptions, an Egyptian papyrus from the Book of the Dead, a fragment of manuscript from the Dead Sea Scrolls, and oil lamps.
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