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Main Exhibit: The Temple Model

 

This new model of Herod’s Temple was designed to allow a dozen or more visitors to gather around for an informative guided tour given by one of our staff.

 

Day and night-time lighting effects enhance the scene, highlighting the individual courts and buildings as they are described.

 

The model is brought to life further with the use of concealed audio speakers enabling visitors to hear sound effects and the languages spoken at the time: Hebrew, Aramaic and Latin.

 

Sound effects include silver trumpet blasts, the blowing of a shofar, samples of music and singing, and the sheep at the northern gate.

 

The Antonia Fortress

Looking inside this section of the model, to the Temple’s north east, visitors can see the intricately painted figures of Roman troops, and hear the military commands given in Latin.

 

Young visitors

 

Activities for children include assembling mini 3D-printed model temples, as seen below.

Temple Model: The Detail

 

With the use of 3D-printing, parts of this model are shown in great detail. The columns are all capped with gold painted 3D-printed capitals.

 

The four 70ft tall lampstands which stood in the Court of the Women are modelled with side ladders. Each lamp is fitted with a tiny LED light.

 

Items in the forecourt of the Sanctuary include the altar with a smoking fire, the copper laver with

its lifting gear, and the area for sacrifices.

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