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History Channel’s ‘Museum Secrets’ Explores the Israel Museum [VIDEO]

Museum Secrets: Inside the Israel Museum, Jerusalem premieres on March 21st

By: Ashley Baylen
Published: March 19th, 2013 in Culture » TV » News
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History Channel’s fascinating docu-series ‘Museum Secrets’ takes its’ viewers to Jerusalem’s Israel Museum this Thursday , March 21st to discover the Holy Land’s most cherished hidden treasures.

‘Museum Secrets’, currently in its’ third season, travels to a different extraordinary museum every episode, “revealing the stories of 6 irreplaceable treasures, probing familiar legends and assumptions, using cutting edge research and technology to investigate the unknown,” according to the official website.

‘Museum Secrets: Inside the Israel Museum, Jerusalem,’ explores the museums’ extensive collection of biblical and Holy Land archeology.

A press release describing the exciting episode promises to “investigate a heel bone with a nail through it that could change the accepted image of Christ’s crucifixion; open a vault that contains an ancient coin, revealing how a Jewish rebel nearly defeated the mighty Roman Empire; search for the villainous King Herod; descend into the tomb of the Virgin Mary to discover why it contains a sacred Muslim symbol; uncover a secret kept for centuries by the citizens of a seaside Jewish town; and discover what an ancient amulet has in common with a science fiction character known as Mr. Spock”

“The episode on the IMJ playfully digs beneath the surface of seemingly inconsequential objects, to uncover a rich history and unexpected connections. We hope people will apply this way of seeing to their next museum experience, whether in their hometown or in a far-off land,” says ‘Museum Secrets’ Executive Producer and Kensington Communications Founder, Robert Lang.

“In North America, we've all grown up with the stories from the bible. it was exciting to discover the archeological reality of these narratives found in the collections of the Israel Museum,” adds David Langer, director of The Israel Museum episode.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to gain access to one of the world’s greatest museums and acquire priceless knowledge of the Holy Land’s greatest treasures.

Tune into the History Channel on Thursday, March 21st at 9 PM ET/PT.

Find out more information at www.museumsecrets.tv or on Twitter @museumsecrets.

Watch the trailer for ‘Museum Secrets: Inside the Israel Museum, Jerusalem’ below:

Related articles: History Channel, Museum Secrets, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Jewish, Kensington, Holy Land, Hidden Treasures
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