CUAAHK PRIVATE VIEWING OF EXHIBITION
Two of the world’s greatest archaeological finds – the Gabriel Revelation Stone, often called the “stone scroll” and a facsimile of the Isaiah Scroll, the oldest and most complete of the Dead Sea Scrolls, go on display in Hong Kong and China for the first time at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, along with some 50 key artefacts from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Temple, Scrolls, and Divine Messengers: Archaeology of the Land of Israel in Roman Times unravels the secrets and meanings behind the Gabriel Revelation Stone and the Isaiah Scroll, and through them, explores the significance of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period between the 1st century BCE and the 1st century CE. It not only examines the Gabriel Revelation Stone and the Isaiah Scroll within the historical, spiritual, material and social context of Judaism of the Second Temple era, but also looks at the life and times of the city’s inhabitants and the importance of their rituals and customs. In addition, the exhibition contains other rare items such as carved stone fragments from the Temple Mount complex, ossuaries and tools, glass and pottery from Jerusalem's Herodian Quarter and Khirbet Qumran in the Dead Sea region.The exhibition will be on view for a strictly limited 11-week season between November 4, 2014 and January 25, 2015 at the Chantal Miller Gallery.
CUAAHK has arranged a small exclusive private tour of the exhibition for its members on Saturday, January 17. Participants will meet at Asia Society's Main Reception at 9:45am, and the tour will start at 10:00am sharp.
*** This event has very limited capacity. Please do come if you sign up. Should one has signed up and do not show up at the event for any reason, kindly make a donation of HK$100 to CUAAHK as token penalty via the CUAAHK website.