The Middle East is the cradle of the world’s three largest monotheistic religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Together, the three religions and cultures have made the region one of the most culturally and architecturally diverse regions of the world.

As your eye travels across our Middle East exhibit, one is transported from the ancient world of kings and caliphates through an evolution of architectural styles past vibrant street life and soaring into the future with a model of Santiago Calatrava's Chords Bridge leading into Jerusalem.

Watch the Via Dolorosa come alive during the time of Christ while a few feet away, contemporary Jerusalem bustles with café life, contemporary architecture and even the occasional parkour practitioner.

"Searching for a goat or for a child has always been The beginning of a new religion in these mountains"

Yehuda Amichai
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