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ReViews: A Museological Moment
Chronicles of the Land: Archaeology in the Israel Museum Jerusalem
Edited by Michal Dayagi-Mendels and Silvia Rozenberg
(Jerusalem: Israel Museum, 2010), 352 pp., 325 color illus., $57.95 (paperback)
Reviewed by Steven Fine
Chronicles of the Land celebrates the recent expansion of the Israel Museum and the lavish new installation of archaeological treasures displayed there. Beautifully photographed and produced in full color with a text geared to the intelligent layperson, this is more than just a coffee-table book to be schlepped home by excited tourists. Chronicles of the Land documents a museological moment of great significance, the first thorough reinstallation of the Israel Museum since it was opened in 1965.

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