Jewish items of historical & biblical value presented to Heart of Gozo museum
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A formal presentation of a number of Jewish items, of significant historical and Biblical value, was made to the Heart of Gozo – Il-Hagar museum this week.
The donor, Toronto-born Joseph Baruch Silver, a Jewish friend of the museum, is a graduate in history, art and archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is not only a collector, but also a patron of important archaeological parks in Israel.
Mr Silver donated items from the Kingdom of Israel dating to some 1000 BCE. They include terracotta oil lamps from from the period of divided Kingdoms of Judah and Israel (about 2,800 years old), one from the Hellenistic period (some 2,300 years old), one from the time of Jesus of Nazareth, as well as other potteries and historic coins dating back from circa 1,850 BC to the time of Jesus.
With this donation Mr Silver said that he wishes to affirm the value of friendship between peoples and the heritage of our Judeo-Christian culture.
The museum management gave their thanks to Mr Silver for this important donation.
Photograph by James L Borg